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Casualties of Credit

The English Financial Revolution, 1620–1720

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$51.50 • £41.95 • €46.50

ISBN 9780674047389

Publication Date: 11/30/2011


360 pages

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


  • Introduction
  • I. Alchemy and Credit
    • 1. The Scarcity of Money Problem and the Birth of English Political Economy
    • 2. The Alchemical Foundations of Credit
  • II. Death Penalty and Credit
    • 3. The Epistemology of Credit
    • 4. Capital Punishment in Defense of Credit
  • III. Slavery and Credit
    • 5. Public Credit and the Public Sphere
    • 6. The South Sea Company and the Restoration of Public Credit
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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