A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History

A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History

Author: Richard Barras

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137319210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

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This two-volume book explores how the great buildings of England bear witness to a thousand years of the nation’s history. In every age, investment in iconic buildings reaches a climax when the prevailing mode of production is operating most effectively, surplus wealth is most plentiful, and the dominant class rules supreme. During such periods of stability and prosperity, the demand for new buildings is strong, structural and stylistic innovations abound, and there is fierce competition to build for lasting fame. Each such climax produces a unique vintage of hegemonic buildings that are monuments to the wealth and power of those who ruled their world. This first volume provides an introduction to the study of wealth accumulation over the past millennium. There follow three case studies of iconic building investment from the eleventh to the seventeenth century. During the eleventh and twelfth centuries the conquering Norman kings and barons erected castles throughout the country to cement their feudal power. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the great wealth of the ecclesiastical estates funded the lavish construction of Gothic cathedrals and abbeys. During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries Tudor and Jacobean magnates vied to build the most magnificent palaces and prodigy houses. The English Revolution brought this era to a close.

Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations (English Edition)

Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations (English Edition)

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783746798899

Category: Philosophy

Page: 994

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"By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain; and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no part of it."

A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History

A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History

Author: Richard Barras

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230360351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

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This two-volume book explores how the great buildings of England bear witness to a thousand years of the nation’s history. In every age, investment in iconic buildings reaches a climax when the prevailing mode of production is operating most effectively, surplus wealth is most plentiful, and the dominant class rules supreme. During such periods of stability and prosperity, the demand for new buildings is strong, structural and stylistic innovations abound, and there is fierce competition to build for lasting fame. Each such climax produces a unique vintage of hegemonic buildings that are monuments to the wealth and power of those who ruled their world. This first volume provides an introduction to the study of wealth accumulation over the past millennium. There follow three case studies of iconic building investment from the eleventh to the seventeenth century. During the eleventh and twelfth centuries the conquering Norman kings and barons erected castles throughout the country to cement their feudal power. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the great wealth of the ecclesiastical estates funded the lavish construction of Gothic cathedrals and abbeys. During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries Tudor and Jacobean magnates vied to build the most magnificent palaces and prodigy houses. The English Revolution brought this era to a close.

England's Path to Wealth and Honour

England's Path to Wealth and Honour

Author: James 1667?-1724 Puckle

Publisher: Legare Street Press

ISBN: 1014953898

Category:

Page: 66

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The Wrinklies' Reminiscellany

The Wrinklies' Reminiscellany

Author: Mike Haskins

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 1853758280

Category: Great Britain

Page: 192

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A celebration of the Good Old Days: the language we lost, the currency we changed and the way we used to live.

The Rich Christian in the Church of the Early Empire

The Rich Christian in the Church of the Early Empire

Author: Louis William Countryman

Publisher: New York : E. Mellen Press

ISBN: UOM:39015008450580

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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Discusses early Christian attitudes towards wealth, including the writings of Clement of Alexandria and Cyprian of Carthage on the subject, and such topics as redemptive almsgiving, stewardship of time and treasures, and the danger of riches for both possessor and church.

English Drama

English Drama

Author: Richard W. Bevis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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What were the causes of Restoration drama's licentiousness? How did the elegantly-turned comedy of Congreve become the pointed satire of Fielding? And how did Sheridan and Goldsmith reshape the materials they inherited? In the first account of the entire period for more than a decade, Richard Bevis argues that none of these questions can be answered without an understanding of Augustan and Georgian history. The years between 1660 and 1789 saw considerable political and social upheaval, which is reflected in the eclectic array of dramatic forms that is Georgian theatre's essential characteristic.

England's Path to Wealth and Honour, in a Dialogue Between an English-Man and a Dutch-Man [By J. Puckle]. Repr

England's Path to Wealth and Honour, in a Dialogue Between an English-Man and a Dutch-Man [By J. Puckle]. Repr

Author: James Puckle

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1356896456

Category:

Page: 66

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The Archaeology of Wealth

The Archaeology of Wealth

Author: James G. Gibb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018321831

Category: History

Page: 283

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Uses period literature and a consumer behavior model to investigate the attitudes toward the acquisition and use of wealth among 17th-century English North Americans. Analyzes data from domestic archaeological sites in Maryland and Virginia, interpreting patterns in the construction of household identities and placing those within the social and cultural context of the region. The analysis draws on recent developments in contextual theory. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR