Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Economics
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A. Concept

Until the 18th cent., the early modern economy was a househould economy, for which the limited sphere of the household (or house, or family; Greek oíkos, Latin familia, Italian famiglia/casa, French ménage/maison, German Haushalt/Haus) constituted the fundamental economic unit, self-contained and characterized by subsistence production (unity of production and consumption). This unit was dominated by the personal and hierarchical relations within the household (husband/wife, master/servant, father/child) and by ag…

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Landfester, Manfred (Gießen), “Economics”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_005015>
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