Worlds Apart: The Market and the Theater in Anglo-American by Jean-Christophe Agnew

By Jean-Christophe Agnew

Worlds aside lines the heritage of our techniques of and the theater and the ways that those options are certain jointly. concentrating on Britain and the United States within the years 1550-1750, the e-book discusses the varieties and conventions that dependent either trade and theater. Drawing on numerous disciplines and files, Professor Agnew illuminates some of the most attention-grabbing chapters within the formation of Anglo-American industry tradition.

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2 I A market was emphatically a place in antiquity. The Greeks had no word for and certainly no conception of a specifically market 1. The threshold of exchange 19 process. What we commonly refer to as the "economy" has only the most distant connection to the Greek word from which it is derived. 3 The earlier, Homeric world had no word for "merchant" and no room for markets or fairs; gain at the expense of another (which was the only way in which market exchange was understood) was explicitly excluded from the common practice of gift exchange and confined to the predatory sphere, where the options of "raiding or trading" remained evenly balanced.

32 Compared with a modern market economy, the otherwise remarkable sixteenth-century network of local market- 28 Worlds Apart places appears at first glance to have been a cumbersome vestige of early trade, particularly considering the numerous restrictions as to time, place, personnel, and standards with which the public market was hedged. 33 Despite the grant of some twenty-eight hundred market charters by the crown in the years between 1198 and 1583, "no real economic growth" had occurred by the end of the English Middle Ages, according to J.

These arrangements, in turn, may be said to have placed, framed, or contained the occasion of commodity exchange as a peculiarly equivocal instance of reciprocity when transactions appeared pregnant with possibilities for mutuality or antagonism. As we shall have occasion to see, early markets did not so much control space as they were controlled by spatial arrangements growing out of the organization of other kinds of social exchange, including gift and tributary practices. 2 I A market was emphatically a place in antiquity.

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