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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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Urban Fortunes

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ISBN13: 9780754600817
ISBN: 0754600815
Published: September 2000
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

This collection of articles represents a wide range of approaches to and perspective on the ownership, use and transmission of property in 18th and 19th-century towns. An introductory essay highlights the importance of property and inheritance in shaping social, cultural economic and political structures and interactions within and between towns and cities. Writing from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, the contributos then explore in detail the changing meaning of property to households and individuals; the social, economic and geographical contexts of inheritance practices; the geography of wealth; the role of gender in shaping property relations and, perhaps above all, the enduring link between property, the family and the household in urban contexts.

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Town versus country - the proprty of everyday consumption in the late 17th and early 18th centuries; meanings of property and the world of the petite bourgeosie; property, will-making and estate disposal in an industrial town, 1800-1857; social and geographical contexts of property transmission in the 18th century; the role of London in Britain's wealth structure, 1809-99 - further evidence; inheritance and the family - the Scottish urban experience in athe 1820s; women, property and inheritance - wealth creation and income generation in small English towns, 1750-1853; independent women, wealth and wills in 19th-century London.