Human Documents of Adam Smith's Time (Routledge Library by Edgar Royston Pike PDF

By Edgar Royston Pike

ISBN-10: 0415562031

ISBN-13: 9780415562034

ISBN-10: 1138865443

ISBN-13: 9781138865440

First released in 1974, this isn't a ‘life’ of the founding father of the technological know-how of economics, even though it opens with a biographical comic strip; neither is it an research of The Wealth of Nations, even though it includes quite a few pointed quotations from it. quite, it's a presentation of Adam Smith opposed to his historical past of time and position, eighteenth century Britain at the eve of the commercial Revolution.

The first bankruptcy contains ‘documents’ illustrating existence in London: ‘low life’ be it famous, which isn't to claim that it's all sordidness and debauchery and crime (though there's lots of that during proof) yet lifestyles because it was once lived through the ‘lower orders’, whom Adam Smith gratefully recognises as ‘the nice physique of the people’. The final bankruptcy describes the Scotland that Adam Smith knew – Kirkaldy, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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