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The ‘Gambling’ Banker

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Law was considered as a type of eighteenth‐century bookmaker rather than as a gambler. The chapter discusses his use of mathematical skills that ensured that he won at the gambling tables of Europe.


Commentary and Anthology in Buddhist India

Paul J. Griffiths

in Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195125771
eISBN:
9780199853335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses commentary and anthology in Buddhist India. Topics covered include Buddhist literature in India during the first millennium, teaching and learning literary works, and tools for ... More


Commentary and Anthology in Roman Africa

Paul J. Griffiths

in Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195125771
eISBN:
9780199853335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses commentary and anthology in Christian Africa under the Romans. Topics covered include teaching and learning literary works in Roman Africa, tools for writing, and Christian ... More


A Social History of the Chinese Book: Books and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China

Joseph P. McDermott

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097810
eISBN:
9789882206557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097810.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book introduces the history of the book in China in the late imperial period from 1000 to 1800. The book assumes little knowledge of Chinese history or culture and compares the Chinese ... More


Off-course betting, bookmaking and the British

Mike Huggins

in Horseracing and the British 1919-30

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065286
eISBN:
9781781701669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065286.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Betting was probably exceeded only by cinema-going as the leading leisure spending activity during the interwar years. A pathological view of betting, and the ethical, moral, social and economic ... More


The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Richard B. Sher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The late eighteenth century witnessed an explosion of intellectual activity in Scotland by such luminaries as David Hume, Adam Smith, Hugh Blair, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, James Boswell, and ... More


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