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Introduction

Roderick Floud

in The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892102
eISBN:
9780191670602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892102.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This introductory chapter discusses the inspiration for this book, namely Adam Smith, a founder of economics and economic history. The book covers the period when Britain was an ‘open economy’ under ... More


Introduction

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the Divyāvadāna, an early and important collection of Indian Buddhist narratives, and the ways that Buddhism is configured within the text as a visual practice. The chapter ... More


The Interplay of Business and Politics

Nicola Casarini

in Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199560073
eISBN:
9780191721168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560073.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter concentrates on the interplay between European corporate interests (backed by their respective governments) and Chinese leaders. The interplay of business and politics has come to ... More


The Poor Company: Mercantile Discourse and Its Deformations in the Bhāver Gīta

Hugh B. Urban

in The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy and Power in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139020
eISBN:
9780199834778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513902X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The three sections of this chapter examine the unique use by the Bengali Kartābhajā sect of mercantile imagery in their Mint Language, first in the general metaphor of the “marketplace of the world,” ... More


Euge! Belle! Dear Mr Smith

Ian Simpson Ross

in The Life of Adam Smith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288213
eISBN:
9780191596827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288212.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Terminally ill in 1776, Hume was relieved from anxieties over Smith's masterwork when it finally reached him on 1 April, and he gave it unstinted praise, though not without offering cogent criticism. ... More


Afterword Before Economy

David Landreth

in The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Afterword compares the “Commonwealth” discourse of the mid-sixteenth century and its influence upon the writers of the 1590s to the discursive differentiation of “political economy” from politics ... More


Understanding SEZs: A Historical Perspective

Aradhna Aggarwal

in Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077275
eISBN:
9780199081035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077275.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The objective of this chapter is to explore the genesis of special economic zones (SEZs) and outline their historical evolution. It also analyses changes in their structural, spatial, functional, and ... More


Ideas, Ideology, and Economic Policy

Deepak Lal and H. Myint

in The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity and Growth: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294320
eISBN:
9780191596582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294328.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Some of the deeper political and ideological factors that can help in explaining different policies and growth, and poverty‐alleviation outcomes in the sample of developing countries examined in the ... More


United States Trade Policy: Underlying Forces for Stability

John Odell and Thomas D. Willett

in Trade Policy and Corporate Business Decisions

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055382
eISBN:
9780199855056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055382.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

In this chapter the author presents some historical background and conclusions about recent political economic analysis, which the author believes are essential for interpreting current trade policy ... More


An Outline of the History of Economic Thought

Ernesto Screpanti and Stefano Zamagni

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199279142
eISBN:
9780191602887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279144.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Provides a comprehensive and analytical overview of the development of economic theory from its beginnings, at the end of the Middle Ages, up to contemporary contributions. Traditional theories are ... More


Political Elizabethanism and the Spenser Revival

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the Elizabethan revival of the Robert Walpole era. Surprisingly little scholarship exists on one of the most inescapable features of this period: the widespread cult of ... More


Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing 1600-1642

Bradley Ryner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684656
eISBN:
9780748697113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684656.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues for a generative relationship between economic thought and dramatic form in early modern English drama by examining representations of economic exchange in plays and mercantile ... More


Consular Dilemmas

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter presents the initial practical dilemmas that led the U.S. Department of State to adopt a policy of exclusive nationality. Letters and circulars exchanged between Washington and U.S. ... More


The Revival of Economic Patriotism

Ben Clift and Cornelia Woll

in Capitalisms and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694761
eISBN:
9780191741289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694761.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In the late twentieth century, the rise of neo-liberal economics appeared to some to signal the withdrawal of the nation state from key areas of economic life in the industrialized world. However, ... More


John Locke, Desire, and the Incorporation of Money

John O’brien

in Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter investigates the relationship between the model of epistemology presented in John Locke’s An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and the system of corporate colonialism that emerged in ... More


Trade

John Ryan Fischer

in Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai'i

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625126
eISBN:
9781469625140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625126.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores the emerging markets in the Pacific that allowed Californians and Hawaiians in the early nineteenth century to profit from the recently established herds and increased the ... More


Commoditization of Persons, Places, and Things During Biloxi's Second Tenure as Capital of French Colonial Louisiana

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In an effort to promote the self-sufficiency of the Louisiana colony and in pursuit of financial gain, French bureaucrats mobilized persons, places, and things into a commodity context. However, ... More


Conclusion: A Remote and Exotic Geography

in New World Gold: Cultural Anxiety and Monetary Disorder in Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226856186
eISBN:
9780226856193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226856193.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

From the sixteenth to the seventeenth centuries, Spain adopted economic policies aimed at accumulating precious metals. The Spanish crown saw an exceptional opportunity to build a rich and solid ... More


Roots of union: ambition and achievement and the aftermath of the revolution

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the background to the Union of 1707. The early focus is on the Scottish economic, its strengths, weaknesses and the challenges at a time when elsewhere in Europe rulers were ... More


Race, Nation, Equality: Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative and a Genealogy of U.S. Mercantilism

David Kazanjian

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces Olaudah Equiano and examines the concept of U.S. mercantilism. It begins by suggesting that Equiano's text urges people to consider how mercantilism worked to produce and to ... More


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