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Commerce, finance and statecraft: Histories of England, 1600-1780

Ben Dew


In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, historians of England pioneered a series of new approaches to the history of economic policy. Commerce, Finances and Statecraft charts the development of these forms of writing and explores the role they played in the period's economic, political and historiographical thought. Through doing so, the book makes a significant intervention in the study of historiography, and provides an original account of early-modern and Enlightenment history. A broad selection of historical writing is discussed, ranging from the work of Francis Bacon and William Camd ... More

Keywords: History, Historiography, Historians, Commerce, Finances, Statecraft, Economic Policy, Enlightenment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781784992965
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992965.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Dew, author
Senior Lecturer in the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies at the University of Portsmouth