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The Resource Translating empire : emulation and the origins of political economy, Sophus A. Reinert

Translating empire : emulation and the origins of political economy, Sophus A. Reinert

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Translating empire : emulation and the origins of political economy
Title
Translating empire
Title remainder
emulation and the origins of political economy
Statement of responsibility
Sophus A. Reinert
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Historians have traditionally turned to free trade and laissez faire to explain the development of political economy during the Enlightenment. Reinert argues that economic emulation was the prism through which philosophers, ministers, reformers, and merchants thought about imperialism, economics, industry, and reform in the early modern period
  • Historians have traditionally used the discourses of free trade and laissez faire to explain the development of political economy during the Enlightenment. But from Sophus Reinert's perspective, eighteenth-century political economy can be understood only in the context of the often brutal imperial rivalries then unfolding in Europe and its former colonies and the positive consequences of active economic policy. The idea of economic emulation was the prism through which philosophers, ministers, reformers, and even merchants thought about economics, as well as industrial policy and reform, in the early modern period. With the rise of the British Empire, European powers and others sought to selectively emulate the British model. In mapping the general history of economic translations between 1500 and 1849, and particularly tracing the successive translations of the Bristol merchant John Cary's seminal 1695 Essay on the State of England, Reinert makes a compelling case for the way that England's aggressively nationalist policies, especially extensive tariffs and other intrusive market interventions, were adopted in France, Italy, Germany, and Scandinavia before providing the blueprint for independence in the New World. Relatively forgotten today, Cary's work served as the basis for an international move toward using political economy as the prime tool of policymaking and industrial expansion. Reinert's work challenges previous narratives about the origins of political economy and invites the current generation of economists to reexamine the foundations, and future, of their discipline
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Reinert, Sophus A
Dewey number
330.1094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HB83
LC item number
.R45 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Economics
  • Philosophy, European
  • Europe
  • Enlightenment
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Economics
  • Enlightenment
  • Intellectual life
  • Philosophy, European
  • Europe
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Translating empire : emulation and the origins of political economy, Sophus A. Reinert
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Emulation and translation -- Cary's Essay on the state of England -- Butel-Dumont's Essai sur l'etat du commerce d'Angleterre -- Genovesi's Storia del commercio della Gran Brettagna -- Wichmann's Ekonomisch-politischer commentarius -- Epilogue
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758389541
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1 online resource (438 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780674063235
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674063235
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illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt1j3q6w
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remote
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(OCoLC)758389541
Label
Translating empire : emulation and the origins of political economy, Sophus A. Reinert
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Emulation and translation -- Cary's Essay on the state of England -- Butel-Dumont's Essai sur l'etat du commerce d'Angleterre -- Genovesi's Storia del commercio della Gran Brettagna -- Wichmann's Ekonomisch-politischer commentarius -- Epilogue
Control code
758389541
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (438 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674063235
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674063235
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j3q6w
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758389541

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