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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Corporation

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter Four turns to the examples of English joint-stock companies formed for colonization and international trade, using them to illustrate the limits of the period’s arguments about sovereignty ... More


The Political Economy of Sir Thomas Smith

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines mid-sixteenth-century discussions of the idea of the commonwealth, with reference to the writings of the statesman and jurist Sir Thomas Smith (1513-77). Through a discussion of ... More


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