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The Resource Foundations of political economy : some early Tudor views on state and society, Neal Wood

Foundations of political economy : some early Tudor views on state and society, Neal Wood

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Foundations of political economy : some early Tudor views on state and society
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Foundations of political economy
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some early Tudor views on state and society
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Neal Wood
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eng
Summary
  • Scholarly opinion generally holds that the seventeenth or even the eighteenth century gave birth to the science of political economy, often associated with the transition from "commercial" to "industrial" capitalism. Not so, claims Neal Wood, who traces the origins of political economy to the early Tudor period and the pioneering work of such sixteenth-century authors as Dudley, More, Starkey, Brinklow, Crowley, Latimer, Becon, Lever, and Thomas Smith
  • In an illuminating examination of the works of these perceptive writers, Wood shows how they laid the groundwork for such well-known political and economic theorists as Hobbes, Locke, and Petty. In response to the acute material and social conditions brought on in part by incipient capitalism, these Tudor figures urged government reform, linking politics to economics and thereby sowing the seeds that were brought to fruition by their later counterparts
  • Not only did these Tudor thinkers condemn widespread poverty and suffering, expressing a social concern that was unprecedented among the privileged of their day, they were also among first Europeans to base their analysis and protest on the available empirical evidence. Without opposing the status quo they were fashioning an economic conception of the state, perhaps their chief claim for being remembered
  • Neal Wood's attribution of the early foundations of political economy to the Tudor period breaks new ground. He focuses attention on a number of unjustly neglected social and political thinkers, thereby broadening the field of political economy. His work offers provocative reading for political scientists, historians, social and political theorists, historical sociologists, economic historians, and anyone interested in intellectual or economic history
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Wood, Neal
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non fiction
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  • Economics
  • Political science
  • Political science
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Foundations of political economy : some early Tudor views on state and society, Neal Wood
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
  • 1. Introduction: The Reformers -- 2. Early Sixteenth-Century England. The English State. Emergent Capitalism. Specter of Rebellion. The Cultural Milieu -- 3. Toward an Economic Conception of the State. Signs of a Change. Nature of the Economic Emphasis -- 4. Forerunner of the Reformers: Sir John Fortescue. Vocabulary of Politics. Purpose of the State. Economic Consequences of English and French Government. Political Economy of Kingship -- 5. First of the Reformers: Sir Edmund Dudley. Meaning of "Tree of Commonwealth" Political Sociology of the Common Interest -- 6. The Enlightened Conservative: Sir Thomas More. Idea of the State in Utopia. English Economic and Social Problems. Structure of the Utopian State. Meritocratic Rule under a Mixed Constitution -- 7. A Life of Dignity in the "True Commyn Wele": Thomas Starkey. Political Terminology. Ideal of the State. Economic and Social Shortcomings and Their Remedy. Reform of English Government and Ruling Classes
  • 8. Social Protest and Christian Renewal: The Commonwealthmen. The Impassioned Pleading of Henry Brinklow. Profile of the Commonwealthmen. Their Social Ideology. Catalog of Grievances. Causes and Culprits. The Good and Just Commonwealth -- 9. Sir Thomas Smith's New "Moral Philosophy" Theory of the State in the Republica. The Discourse and Its Notion of Human Nature. A Concept of the Economy? Economic Problems and Their Resolution. Ideological Problems: Diversity of Religious Opinion. A Harbinger of Modernity? -- 10. Conclusion
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28634626
Dimensions
24 cm
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x, 319 pages
Isbn
9780520081451
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1581899
Label
Foundations of political economy : some early Tudor views on state and society, Neal Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction: The Reformers -- 2. Early Sixteenth-Century England. The English State. Emergent Capitalism. Specter of Rebellion. The Cultural Milieu -- 3. Toward an Economic Conception of the State. Signs of a Change. Nature of the Economic Emphasis -- 4. Forerunner of the Reformers: Sir John Fortescue. Vocabulary of Politics. Purpose of the State. Economic Consequences of English and French Government. Political Economy of Kingship -- 5. First of the Reformers: Sir Edmund Dudley. Meaning of "Tree of Commonwealth" Political Sociology of the Common Interest -- 6. The Enlightened Conservative: Sir Thomas More. Idea of the State in Utopia. English Economic and Social Problems. Structure of the Utopian State. Meritocratic Rule under a Mixed Constitution -- 7. A Life of Dignity in the "True Commyn Wele": Thomas Starkey. Political Terminology. Ideal of the State. Economic and Social Shortcomings and Their Remedy. Reform of English Government and Ruling Classes
  • 8. Social Protest and Christian Renewal: The Commonwealthmen. The Impassioned Pleading of Henry Brinklow. Profile of the Commonwealthmen. Their Social Ideology. Catalog of Grievances. Causes and Culprits. The Good and Just Commonwealth -- 9. Sir Thomas Smith's New "Moral Philosophy" Theory of the State in the Republica. The Discourse and Its Notion of Human Nature. A Concept of the Economy? Economic Problems and Their Resolution. Ideological Problems: Diversity of Religious Opinion. A Harbinger of Modernity? -- 10. Conclusion
Control code
28634626
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 319 pages
Isbn
9780520081451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1581899

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