Gentlemen Merchants

Author by : Richard George Wilson
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Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Gentlemen Merchants

Author by : Richard George Wilson
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Politics Religion And Society In England 1679 1742

Author by : Geoffrey Holmes
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Publisher by : A&C Black
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The First Modern Society

Author by : Lawrence Stone
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Intended to celebrate the 70th birthday of the distinguished historian, Lawrence Stone, these essays owe much to his influence. There are also four appreciations by friends and colleagues from Oxford and Princeton and a little-known autobiographical piece by Lawrence Stone himself.


The Eighteenth Century Town

Author by : Peter Borsay
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Description : The eighteenth century represents a critical period in the transition of the English urban history, as the town of the early modern era involved into that of the industrial revolution; and since Britain was the 'first industrial nation', this transformation is of more-than-national significance for all those interested in the histroy of towns. This book gathers together in one volume some of the most interesting and important articles that have appeared in research journals to provide a rich variety of perspectives on urban evelopment in the period.


Merely For Money

Author by : Sheryllynne Haggerty
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Publisher by : Liverpool University Press
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Description : In 1780 Richard Sheridan noted that merchants worked 'merely for money'. However, rather than being a criticism, this was recognition of the important commercial role that merchants played in the British empire at this time. Of course, merchants desired and often made profits, but they were strictly bound by commonly-understood socio-cultural norms which formed a private-order institution of a robust business culture. In order to elucidate this business culture, this book examines the themes of risk, trust, reputation, obligation, networks and crises to demonstrate how contemporary merchants perceived and dealt with one another and managed their businesses. Merchants were able to take risks and build trust, but concerns about reputation and fulfilling obligations constrained economic opportunism. By relating these themes to an array of primary sources from ports around the British-Atlantic world, this book provides a more nuanced understanding of business culture during this period. A theme which runs throughout the book is the mercantile community as a whole and its relationship with the state. This was an important element in the British business culture of this period, although this relationship came under stress towards the end of period, forming a crisis in itself. This book argues that the business culture of the British-Atlantic mercantile community not only facilitated the conduct of day-to-day business, but also helped it to cope with short-term crises and long-term changes. This facilitated the success of the British-Atlantic economy even within the context of changing geo-politics and an under-institutionalised environment. Not working 'merely for money' was a successful business model.


The Merchant S Golden Age

Author by : Steven Burt
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The Origins Of Middle Class Culture

Author by : John Smail
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Description : Smail argues that a group's class identity depends on a culture that its members share, one that encompasses economic, social, and political factors in a common worldview. He traces the emergence of an increasingly prosperous manufacturing and middle-class elite in Halifax when large-scale and capitalistic textile operations began to undercut the small-scale, independent clothiers and yeomen. The new manufacturers and the elite professionals associated with them, he shows, became involved in distinctive economic forms and relationships of capitalistic production. They developed their own attitudes toward credit, investment, and money, with a distinctive consumer orientation toward a whole range of luxury items and fashionable goods


A History Of Modern Leeds

Author by : Derek Fraser
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Publisher by : Manchester Univ Pr
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The Monuments Of The Parish Church Of St Peter At Leeds

Author by : Margaret Pullan
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Publisher by : Maney Pub
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Description : The definitive record of the monuments in Leeds Parish Church, dating from medieval times to the present day. Set out in near-facsimilie of the original manuscript, and illustrated with line drawings and photographs, this book contains an historical introduction, detailed notes on individual memorials, and a comprehensive index.