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Conversations on Political Economy: In Which the Elements of That Science Are Familiarly Explained (Cambridge Library Collection - Women's Writing)

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Published at a pivotal moment in the economic development of Britain, Conversations on Political Economy (1816) influenced a generation of economists, politicians and intellectuals. Employing her trademark format of dialogues between Mrs. Bryan and her pupil Caroline, Marcet introduces readers to theories surrounding property, population, and the 'condition of the poor'. Despite a target audience of young women, there is little evidence of feminine sentimentality, nor does the author's commitment to female education prevent her from propounding challenging, often controversial arguments; an approach which won her admiration. As one of her avid readers, Anne Romilly wrote, 'those, who like me know very little ... are delighted with the knowledge they have acquired'. In fact, the first edition was so well received that a second was called for before the author had time to make corrections. Marcet had become, as one of her obituarists later put it, the 'instructress of a generation'.

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Published at a pivotal moment in British history, Marcet's volume won her the well-deserved epithet of 'instructress of a generation'.

Synopsis:

Published at a pivotal moment in the development of Britain, Conversations on Political Economy (1816) influenced a generation of economists, politicians and intellectuals. Along with Conversations on Chemistry (1805) and Conversations on Natural Philosophy (1819), it won Jane Marcet the well-deserved epithet of 'instructress of a generation'.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Introduction continued; 3. On property; 4. Property continued; 5. On the division of labour; 6. On capital; 7. Capital continued; 8. On wages and population; 9. Wages and population continued; 10. On the condition of the poor; 11. On revenue; 12. Revenue from landed property; 13. Revenue from the cultivation of land; 14. Revenue from capital lent; 15. On value and price; 16. On money; 17. Money continued; 18. Commerce; 19. On foreign trade; 20. Foreign trade continued; 21. On expenditure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781108019101
Author:
Marcet, Jane
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Marcet, Jane Haldimand
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
History & Theory
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Women's Writing
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x1.06 in. 1.33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Published at a pivotal moment in the development of Britain, Conversations on Political Economy (1816) influenced a generation of economists, politicians and intellectuals. Along with Conversations on Chemistry (1805) and Conversations on Natural Philosophy (1819), it won Jane Marcet the well-deserved epithet of 'instructress of a generation'.
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