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Mercantile Association and Commercial Politics

PERRY GAUCI

in The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Previous studies of formal merchant organizations have highlighted the potential sophistication of the political machinery available to merchants, even though concentration on party affiliation has ... More


Negotiating Gifts: The 1607 Entertainment at Merchant Taylors' Hall

Gabriel Heaton

in Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter is focused on a civic entertainment, one written by Ben Jonson and performed before King James I at Merchant Taylors' Hall in May 1607. The Merchant Taylors' Company, a leading livery ... More


The City of London in the Eighteenth Century: Corporate Pressures and their Consequences

Ian Doolittle

in Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society, and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198802631
eISBN:
9780191840937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802631.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The City of London and its Livery Companies were subject to various corporate pressures in the eighteenth century. Systemic problems with debt, property income, membership, and office-holding shaped ... More


Dekker and Company

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/9780226363493.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the guild and livery company as corporate forms: on the place of guilds and livery companies within the “body politic” of the City of London, and the relation of guilds, ... More


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