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The reevaluation since the 1980s of the role of consumption and consumers in economic development has also attracted more scholarly attention to luxury and luxury goods [9]. In strictly economic terms an object is considered a luxury object if it is made of costly materials or using complex techniques …

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Ago, Renata, “Luxury”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023531>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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