The Resource The Academy of Fisticuffs : political economy and commercial society in Enlightenment Italy, Sophus A. Reinert

The Academy of Fisticuffs : political economy and commercial society in Enlightenment Italy, Sophus A. Reinert

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The Academy of Fisticuffs : political economy and commercial society in Enlightenment Italy
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The Academy of Fisticuffs
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political economy and commercial society in Enlightenment Italy
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Sophus A. Reinert
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eng
Summary
The terms "capitalism" and "socialism" continue to haunt our political and economic imaginations, but we rarely consider their interconnected early history. Even the eighteenth century had its "socialists," but unlike those of the nineteenth, they paradoxically sought to make the world safe for "capitalists." The word "socialists" was first used in Northern Italy as a term of contempt for the political economists and legal reformers Pietro Verri and Cesare Beccaria, author of the epochal On Crimes and Punishments. Yet the views and concerns of these first socialists, developed inside a pugnacious intellectual coterie dubbed the Academy of Fisticuffs, differ dramatically from those of the socialists that followed. Sophus Reinert turns to Milan in the late 1700s to recover the Academy's ideas and the policies they informed. At the core of their preoccupations lay the often lethal tension among states, markets, and human welfare in an era when the three were becoming increasingly intertwined. What distinguished these thinkers was their articulation of a secular basis for social organization, rooted in commerce, and their insistence that political economy trumped theology as the underpinning for peace and prosperity within and among nations. Reinert argues that the Italian Enlightenment, no less than the Scottish, was central to the emergence of political economy and the project of creating market societies. By reconstructing ideas in their historical contexts, he addresses motivations and contingencies at the very foundations of modernity.--
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Reinert, Sophus A
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945/.07
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
LC call number
B 802 .R434 2018
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non fiction
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  • Accademia dei Pugni
  • Verri, Pietro
  • Beccaria, Cesare
  • Beccaria, Cesare
  • Verri, Pietro
  • Enlightenment
  • Socialism
  • Lombardy (Italy)
  • Economic history
  • Enlightenment
  • Socialism
  • Italy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
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The Academy of Fisticuffs : political economy and commercial society in Enlightenment Italy, Sophus A. Reinert
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lupi sacri -- Hard knocks cafe -- Capital (and) punishment -- Cycloid pudding -- Achtung! Banditi! -- Enlightenment socialisms -- The threshold of Utopia -- Arches and stones
Dimensions
25 cm
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xii, 668 pages
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9780674976641
Lccn
2018006858
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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  • (OCoLC)1023105443
  • (OCoLC)on1023105443
Label
The Academy of Fisticuffs : political economy and commercial society in Enlightenment Italy, Sophus A. Reinert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lupi sacri -- Hard knocks cafe -- Capital (and) punishment -- Cycloid pudding -- Achtung! Banditi! -- Enlightenment socialisms -- The threshold of Utopia -- Arches and stones
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 668 pages
Isbn
9780674976641
Lccn
2018006858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023105443
  • (OCoLC)on1023105443

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