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Economy, Polity, and Society
British Intellectual History 1750–1950

Stefan Collini, E. J. Hundert, Dario Castiglione, Nicholas Phillipson, Richard Teichgraeber, David Lieberman, Richard Whatmore, Marilyn Butler, Norman Vance, Jane Garnett, Sheldon Rothblatt, Donald Winch
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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • Economy, Polity and Society and its companion volume History, Religion and Culture aim to bring together new essays by many of the leading intellectual historians of the period. The essays in Economy, Polity and Society begin by addressing aspects of the eighteenth-century attempt, particularly in the work of Adam Smith, to come to grips with the nature of "commercial society" and its distinctive notions of the self, of political liberty, and of economic progress. They then explore the adaptations of and responses to the Enlightenment legacy in the work of such early nineteenth-century figures as Jeremy Bentham, Tom Paine, Maria Edgeworth and Richard Whately. Finally, in discussions that range up to the middle of the twentieth century, they explore particularly telling examples of the conflict between economic thinking and moral values.

    • Extremely distinguished team of contributors
    • Essays in honour of two very eminent historians, but also a very attractive book in its own right
    • Of interest to a wide range of scholars and students
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    "a valueable and useful book...it is evident that the very richnesss of the scholarship which makes up Economy, Polity and Society illustrates that the maturation of the field of modern British intellectual history has taken place...Finally, the book will also be useful fro advanced undergraduates and lower level graduates students because it offers many ways to conceptualize history...Therefore, a generation from now Economy, Polity and Society: Essays in British Intellectual History, 1750-1950 may be remembered as more than a work of commemoration or an index of academic trends, but also as a book which helped to shape future research agendas." H-Net Reviews

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511837036
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    General introduction Stefan Collini
    Presentation of 'Economy, Polity, and Society'
    Part I:
    1. Sociability and self-love in the theatre of moral sentiments: Mandeville to Adam Smith E. J. Hundert
    2. That noble disquiet: meanings of liberty in the discourse of the North Dario Castiglione
    3. Language, sociability, and history: the foundations of Adam Smith's Science of Man Nicholas Phillipson
    4. Adam Smith and tradition: The Wealth of Nations before Malthus Richard Teichgraeber
    Part II:
    5. Economy and polity in Bentham's science of legislation David Lieberman
    6. 'A gigantic manliness': Paine's republicanism in the 1790s Richard Whatmore
    7. Irish culture and Scottish enlightenment: Maria Edgeworth's histories of the future Marilyn Butler
    8. Improving Ireland: Richard Whately, theology and political economy Norman Vance
    Part III:
    9. Political and domestic economy in Victorian social thought: Ruskin and Xenophon Jane Garnett
    10. State and market in British university history Sheldon Rothblatt
    11. Mr Gradrind and Jerusalem Donald Winch
    Acknowledgements
    Index.

  • Editors

    Stefan Collini, University of Cambridge

    Richard Whatmore, University of Sussex

    Brian Young, University of Sussex

    Contributors

    Stefan Collini, E. J. Hundert, Dario Castiglione, Nicholas Phillipson, Richard Teichgraeber, David Lieberman, Richard Whatmore, Marilyn Butler, Norman Vance, Jane Garnett, Sheldon Rothblatt, Donald Winch

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