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Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500

Catherine Kovesi Killerby

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247936
eISBN:
9780191714733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247936.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The luxurious spending habits of Italians in the Renaissance are well known. The new luxury, however, was not greeted with universal approval, and chroniclers, poets, churchmen, and statesmen were ... More


Critical Luxury Studies: Art, Design, Media

John Armitage and Joanne Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402613
eISBN:
9781474422291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402613.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book presents an examination of the relations between historical and, crucially, contemporary ideas of luxury. The book provides a technocultural focus on aesthetic, design-led media practice ... More


Marcopolis

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The fragments of Varro's Menippean satires have been unjustly neglected by both literary scholars and historians. This chapter demonstrates that Roman satire had been from its inception a performance ... More


Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Till Wahnbaeck

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book charts the development of political economy in eighteenth-century Italy, and it argues that the focus on economic thought is characteristic of the Italian enlightenment at large. Through an ... More


Conclusion

TILL WAHNBAECK

in Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.003.0011
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses how the notion of luxury in Europe changed over the course of the 18th century. It explains that luxury became the driving force of modern commercial society because it ... More


The Challenge of Great Britain

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The impact of the war varied in severity throughout America, generally leaving the bitterest legacy in the south. After the war Britain was widely conceived still to be hostile to America, trying to ... More


The Meaning of the Term ‘Luxury’: Shifts and Extensions

TILL WAHNBAECK

in Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the variety of definitions of luxury as used by Greek, Roman, and Christian thinkers during the Middle Ages. It also tells of the reassessment of the definition of luxury in ... More


Enlightenment Views of Luxury

TILL WAHNBAECK

in Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter presents the development of the European debate on luxury from Bernard Mandeville's Fable of the Bees to Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. It notes that the debate regarding luxury did not ... More


The Origins of Political Economy in Italy

TILL WAHNBAECK

in Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes how the European luxury debate reached Italy. It also discusses how the debate was first assimilated in the context of enlightened Catholicism. It sketches the development of ... More


Tuscan Economic Thought: Ministerial Memorandums and Public Discourse

TILL WAHNBAECK

in Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter shows how a culture of ministerial memorandums was transformed into an increasingly public culture around the middle of the century through new media and the new role played by the ... More


The Tuscan Luxury Debate between Morals and Economics

TILL WAHNBAECK

in Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter investigates the treatment of luxury by Ferdinando Paoletti, who was influenced by the issue of economic stagnation, peasant ministry, and improvement of the countryside. It explains ... More


Introduction

Catherine Kovesi Killerby

in Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247936
eISBN:
9780191714733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247936.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter aims to evaluate the nature of ‘sumptuary laws’ up to 1500 and thereby associate them to the circumstances, the framework of ideas, and the habit of mind that gave rise to them. It ... More


Ancient and Early Medieval Precedent

Catherine Kovesi Killerby

in Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247936
eISBN:
9780191714733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247936.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter evaluates how different rulers of olden times implemented the sumptuary laws especially on women. It discusses that the advent of Christianity brought more force to traditional ... More


On Eating Animals: Porphyry's Dietary Rules for Philosophers

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explores the reasons why Porphyry's De abstinentia recommends refraining from killing and eating animals. These reasons include the idea that meat is a luxury which is not conducive to ... More


Inequality: Its Origins and Effects

Mark Philp and Z. A. Pelczynski

in Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645060
eISBN:
9780191741616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645060.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Rousseau’s account of inequality and property is examined, drawing on the Second Discourse and its account of the simultaneous emergence of inequality and social conflict, but also on Emile, Corsica, ... More


Taking an Elitist Stance: Ideology and the Discursive Production of Social Distinction

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow

in Stance: Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331646
eISBN:
9780199867974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331646.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines elitism as a stance as it is accomplished in travel sections of two British weekend newspapers aimed at middle-class, affluent readership—The Sunday Times and The Guardian—and ... More


Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Matt Erlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century brought new and exotic commodities to Europe from abroad—coffee, tea, spices, and new textiles to name a few. Yet one of the most widely distributed ... More


Approaches to Quantifying Roman Trade: Response

Michael Fulford

in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter highlights the need from the perspective of the consuming community for an integrated approach to the comparative analysis of quantified material culture and environmental assemblages ... More


Introduction

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Seventeenth-century diplomacy was a very visual form of politics and luxury consumption was integral to its conduct. English diplomats abroad were exposed to the very highest levels of expenditure on ... More


Procurement and Display

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Fine art was only one area of luxury consumption: clothes, coaches, textiles, and interior furnishings were generally much more expensive than paintings, and highly sought after. English diplomats ... More


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