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Luxury in the Eighteenth Century free pdf Luxury was the keyword of the eighteenth century. This volume explores the political, economic, moral and intellectual effects of the production and consumption of luxury goods, The history of luxury links diverse topics of enquiry such as material culture, taste, civility and sensibility, literature and art. We provide a broadly based account from a variety of perspectives, addressing key themes of economic debate, material culture, the principles of art and taste, luxury as 'female vice' and the exotic. We provide a broad over lapping perspective in fifteen short chapters from leading scholars who use fresh, interdisciplinary approaches.

About Maxine Berg

MAXINE BERG is Professor of History and Director of the Warwick Eighteenth-Century Centre at the University of Warwick. She directed the Luxury Project 1997-2000, and is now director of the Leverhulme Art and Industry Project. She is the co-editor, with Helen Clifford, of Consumers and Luxury: Consumer Culture in Europe 1650-1850 (1999), and author of The Age of Manufactures 1700-1820 (1994). She is completing a book entitled The People's Delight: Modern Luxury in Eighteenth-Century England. - ELIZABETH EGER is Research Fellow in the Department of English, University of Liverpool. She was the Luxury Research Fellow in the Warwick Eighteenth-Century Centre. She is co-editor of Women and the Public Sphere (2000), editor of The Selected Writings of Elizabeth Montagu (1999). She completed a thesis, now being revised for publication, on The Nine Living Muses of Great Britain: Women, Reason and Literary Community in Eighteenth-Century England.

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Author : Maxine Berg
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 17 February 2002
ISBN : 0333963822
EAN : 9780333963821
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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