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Sir James Steuart: Principles of Political Economy  

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The lives of James Steuart and Adam Smith, their careers, and their perspectives on political economy could hardly have been more different. Reading Steuart's book Principles of Political Economy in ... More


A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Andrew Stewart Skinner

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The second edition of this guide to Adam Smith's system of thought has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in Smith scholarship and the author's experience of teaching Smith to a ... More


May 1758–December 1759: Friends and Foes: ‘I thank God Witches are out of Fashion’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The most exciting arrivals in spring 1758 were unexpected: Sir James Steuart and his wife. This, though spelled differently, was the Butes’ surname: it made Lady Mary ‘fly’ to call on them. She ... More


Lineages of Empire: The Historical Roots of British Imperial Thought

Duncan Kelly (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264393
eISBN:
9780191734571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264393.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Recently there has been an explosion of academic and popular interest in the history of how Britons have thought about their Empire. This book focuses on the ways in which the intellectual history ... More


Nationalists or Jacobites?

Murray Pittock

in The Myth of the Jacobite Clans: The Jacobite Army in 1745

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627561
eISBN:
9780748653461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627561.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter returns to the question of whether '45 can be said to have had ‘national’ quality. It notes that the idea that Jacobites were improvers (Mackintosh of Borlum, Lockhart), economists (John ... More


The French and American Smiths

Iain McLean

in Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter elaborates the posthumous reputation for Adam Smith as a hammer of the French Revolution. Smith's policy advice shows him to be no friend of the American colonies. But in other respects, ... More


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