Luxury and Public Happiness
Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment
By (author) Till Wahnbaeck
Normal Price: $274.95
Your Price: $247.45 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $27.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $12.37 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Luxury and Public Happiness by Till Wahnbaeck
Book DescriptionThis work charts the development of political economy in eighteenth-century Italy, and it argues that the focus on economic thought is characteristic of the Italian enlightenment at large. Through an analysis of the debate about luxury, it traces the shaping of a new language of political economy which was inspired by, and contributed to, European debate, but which offered solutions that were as much shaped by intellectual traditions and socio-economic circumstances as by French or Scottish precedent. Ultimately, those traditions were responsible for the development of very distinct 'cultures of enlightenment' across the peninsula -from the insertion of the economy into the edifice of enlightened Catholicism, to the development of physiocracy in Tuscany, to a new analytical approach to economics in the Milanese enlightenment. Wahnbaeck draws on treatises, academic debates, university lectures, sermons, letters, dictionaries and personal sketches to trace the development of a public culture in Italy in the middle of the century, to establish the channels for the transmission of ideas between Italy, France and Scotland, and the development of an analytical language of economy in Milan in the second half of the century. This work relates those developments to the socio-economic and political contexts in which they occurred and argues that the focus on the economy (especially in northern Italy) can be explained by a triple reason: against the background of a declining economy and a shift towards agriculture in a competitive European environment, economic thought addressed the region's most pressing needs; secondly, subjection to Habsburg rule meant that political reform was monopolized in Vienna, whereas economic policy was an area of developed government and hence offered a safe route to influence without infringing on Hapsburg prerogatives; and finally, advances in economic thinking in Milan in particular provided a claim to power against the previous generation which had dominated the field of jurisprudence.
Buy Luxury and Public Happiness book by Till Wahnbaeck from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780199269839
(224mm x 145mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Luxury and Public Happiness book by Till Wahnbaeck and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Till Wahnbaeck
Till Wahnbaeck studied for his doctorate at Balliol College, Oxford. He was a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and worked at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He is now a Brand Manager for Procter & Gamble in Geneva.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.