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The Resource Harmony and the balance : an intellectual history of seventeenth-century English economic thought, Andrea Finkelstein

Harmony and the balance : an intellectual history of seventeenth-century English economic thought, Andrea Finkelstein

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Harmony and the balance : an intellectual history of seventeenth-century English economic thought
Title
Harmony and the balance
Title remainder
an intellectual history of seventeenth-century English economic thought
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Finkelstein
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Language
eng
Summary
Frequently the achievements of pioneering economic writers are assessed by imposing contemporary theories of markets, econ-omics, politics, and history. At last, here is a book that appraises the work of the leading English economic writers of the seventeenth century using intellectual concepts of the time, rather than present-day analytical models, in order to place their economic theories in context. In an analysis that tracks the Stuart century, Andrea Finkelstein traces the progress of such figures as Gerard de Malynes, William Petty, John Locke, and Charles Davenant by inviting us into the great trading companies and halls of parliament where we relive the debates over the coinage, the interest rate, and the nature of money. Furthermore, we see them model their works on the latest developments in physiology, borrow ideas from bookkeeping, and argue over the nature of numbers in an effort to construct a market theory grounded in objective moral value. This comprehensive approach clarifies the relationship between the century's economic ideas and its intellectual thought so that, in the end, readers will be able to judge for themselves whether this really was the age of the Capitalist Geist. Finkelstein has crafted her book to be both inclusive and interdisciplinary by skillfully integrating biography, political history, economic history, and intellectual theory as well as the economic heritage of its subjects. While the concepts are far from simple, Finkelstein's adroit style presents her analysis in an extremely accessible manner. Andrea Finkelstein is Assistant Professor of History, City University of New York
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digitized
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1949-
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Finkelstein, Andrea
Dewey number
330/.0942/09032
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HB103
LC item number
.F56 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Economics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economics
  • England
  • Economische filosofie
  • Wirtschaftsphilosophie
  • England
  • Geschichte 1600-1700
Label
Harmony and the balance : an intellectual history of seventeenth-century English economic thought, Andrea Finkelstein
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-364) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Merchants and the body politic -- Gerard de Malynes: Institutio Mercatoris Christiani -- Edward Misselden and the "natural freedom" of trade -- Thomas Mun and the finite zeitgeist -- Harmony and the "balance of trade" -- Mechanically minded -- The number, weight, and measure of Sir William Petty -- Sir Josiah Child: what price money? -- John Locke: nineteen shillings do not a pound make -- Accounting for economics -- In the balance -- Sir Dudley North: merchants and markets -- Nicholas Barbon and the quality of infinity
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593240022
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 381 pages)
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online
Isbn
9786612445132
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.16623
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22573/ctt1djc959
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593240022
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Harmony and the balance : an intellectual history of seventeenth-century English economic thought, Andrea Finkelstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-364) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Merchants and the body politic -- Gerard de Malynes: Institutio Mercatoris Christiani -- Edward Misselden and the "natural freedom" of trade -- Thomas Mun and the finite zeitgeist -- Harmony and the "balance of trade" -- Mechanically minded -- The number, weight, and measure of Sir William Petty -- Sir Josiah Child: what price money? -- John Locke: nineteen shillings do not a pound make -- Accounting for economics -- In the balance -- Sir Dudley North: merchants and markets -- Nicholas Barbon and the quality of infinity
Control code
593240022
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 381 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612445132
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.16623
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djc959
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593240022
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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