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The rise of economic societies in the eighteenth century [electronic resource] : patriotic reform in Europe and North America /
edited by Koen Stapelbroek, Jani Marjanen.
imprint
Houndmills, Basinstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
x, 388 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780230354173 (hardback)
format(s)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basinstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
9780230354173 (hardback)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8641678
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Koen Stapelbroek is an Associate Professor in the History of Political Thought and Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His research focuses on political and economic thought in eighteenth-century Europe. His latest project is a monograph on Dutch eighteenth-century reform debates. Jani Marjanen is a PhD student at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His main interests are eighteenth-century discourses of patriotism and theory of conceptual history. He is currently completing his thesis on economic patriotism within the Finnish Economic Society and serves as the assistant editor of Contributions to the History of Concepts.
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Appeared in Choice on 2013-05-01:
Building both on Habermas's notion of the public sphere and on previous scholarship, 14 fine-grained studies begin with an overview chapter, then consider societies in Scotland and Dublin as predecessors of those on the continent. Studies follow of societies in Brittany, Tuscany, Lombardy, Berne, Germany, Greater Denmark, Russia, the Netherlands, and Finland, with a concluding survey of the era of the early republic for the US. Recurring themes include the complex relationships of these societies with the nation-state, the peripheral character of the regions in which economic societies were often located, a common physiocratic focus on the importance of agriculture, and diverse views regarding protectionism. Frankly, the writing throughout is a bit plodding, with focus more on tree than forest. Nevertheless, all of the chapters are sensitive to general historical context. This is a quite informative, erudite volume due to the wide range of societies it encompasses, along with the thorough documentation of each individual study. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty. D. Mitch University of Maryland Baltimore County
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Summaries
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This collection of essays explores the emergence of economic societies in the British Isles and their development into a European, American and global reform movement in the 18th century. Its contributions demonstrate the intellectual horizons and international networks of this widespread and influential phenomenon.
Description for Bookstore
This collection of essays traces the emergence of economic societies in the British Isles and their development into a reform movement
Long Description
One of the most prominent, visible throughout a wide variety of contemporary sources, and geographically widespread phenomena in the eighteenth century was the rise of societies aimed at improving the economic basis of European nations. The Rise of Economic Societies in the Eighteenth Century is the first book to explore the emergence of economic societies in the British Isles and their development into a European, American and global reform movement in the eighteenth century. Its fourteen contributions demonstrate the intellectual horizons and international networks of this widespread and influential phenomenon, highlighting also the variety of local political roles and practical activities among the most prominent societies, ranging from Scotland to Switzerland and Russia to the United States of America.
Main Description
This collection of essays explores the emergence of economic societies in the British Isles and their development into a European, American and global reform movement in the eighteenth century. Its fourteen contributions demonstrate the intellectual horizons and international networks of this widespread and influential phenomenon.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. viii
Political Economy, Patriotism and the Rise of Societiesp. 1
Agrarian Patriotism and the Landed Interest: The Scottish 'Society of Improvers in the Knowledge of Agriculture', 1723-1746p. 26
A Kingdom of Cosmopolitan Improvers: The Dublin Society, 1731-1798p. 52
The Society of Brittany and the Irish Economic Model: International Competition and the Politics of Provincial Developmentp. 73
The Georgofili of Florence, 1753-1783: From 'perfect anarchy' to Royal Academyp. 96
Patriotism, Cosmopolitanism and Political Economy in the Accademia dei pugni in Austrian Lombardy, 1760-1780p. 130
Paternalism and Agricultural Reform: The Economic Society of Bern in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 157
Economic Societies in Germany, 1760-1820: Organisation, Social Structures and Fields of Activitiesp. 182
Patriotic Societies and Royal Imperial Reforms in Denmark, 1761-1814p. 212
Patriotism, Agronomy and the Peasant Question: The Free Economic Society in Eighteenth-Century Russiap. 232
The Haarlem 1771 Prize Essay on the Restoration of Dutch Trade and the Economic Branch of the Holland Society of Sciencesp. 257
Between Mainstay and Internal Colony: Zeeland and the Decline of the Dutch Republic, 1750-1800p. 285
Between 'Public' and 'Private Economy': The Finnish Economic Society and the Decline of Economic Patriotism, 1797-1833p. 313
The American Agricultural Societies and the Making of the New Republic, 1785-1830p. 339
Indexp. 370
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