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Translating Empire

Emulation and the Origins of Political Economy

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$63.00 • £49.95 • €56.50

ISBN 9780674061514

Publication: October 2011

Short

456 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 maps, 20 graphs

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Translating Empire convincingly argues that the development of eighteenth-century political economy must be understood in the context of the often brutal rivalries unfolding in Europe and its colonial peripheries. It is a welcome antidote to the historical literature that has used the discourse of free trade to explain Enlightenment-era political economy.—Paul Cheney, University of Chicago

It is rare to read a work of such originality and creativity, as well as breadth of ambition: With Reinert’s evidence in hand, the entire history of economic thought and the origins of imperial industrialism will have to be reconsidered.—Jacob Soll, Rutgers University