By Robert J. Balfour
With contributions ranging over three centuries, tradition, Capital and illustration explores how literature, cultural reports and the visible arts symbolize, engage with, and convey principles approximately capital, even if in its early levels (the progress of inventory markets) or in its overdue part (global speculative capital).
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Notes 1. ), The Economic Writings of Sir William Petty, 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1899). PA: Political Arithmetic. 1671–2 and amended in subsequent years. First authorised edition published 1690. In EW: 233–313. PAI: The Political Anatomy of Ireland. 1671. First published 1691. In EW: 121–231. PP1, PP2: The Petty Papers: Some Unpublished Writings of Sir William Petty. Edited from the Bowood Papers by the Marquis of Lansdowne, 2 vols. London: Constable (1927). PSC: The Petty–Southwell Correspondence, 1676–1687.
3. Much of the extensive secondary literature on Swift’s pamphlet places a similarly central focus on attitudes towards the poor in general, rather than on issues arising specifically in the colonial context in Ireland, despite the fact that the latter aspect was clearly uppermost in Swift’s mind at the time, as demonstrated by Landa (1942) and Kelly (1998). The cultural and literary aspects of Swift’s writings on the Irish and other ‘savage’ peoples is compendiously reviewed by Rawson (2001), though with only marginal reference to more directly political-economic issues.
Franklin seems to treat his memoir like an account book in his explanation that he has applied his meticulous accounting methods to his writing in order to ‘[bring] all these scatter’d Counsels thus into a Focus’ (1793: 107). Franklin’s use of accounting tables and methods makes the reader aware of both their historical importance, and their personal significance.
Culture, Capital and Representation by Robert J. Balfour