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The Economy of the WordLanguage, History, and Economics$
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Keith Tribe

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190211615

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211615.001.0001

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The Word: Economy

The Word: Economy

(p.21) Chapter 2 The Word: Economy
The Economy of the Word

Keith Tribe

Oxford University Press

A lengthy chapter examining the shifting use of the concept ‘economy’ from antiquity to the later twentieth century, and the emergence in later sixteenth-century Europe of texts that address themselves to ‘economic issues’, or later, seek to elaborate the principles of ‘economic analysis’. The emergence of political economy in the early nineteenth century as a systematic body of knowledge laid the conceptual foundations for the emergence, some one hundred years later, of a ‘science of economics’ as a logic of choice, of rational human conduct where scarce means were applied to given ends.

Keywords:   household, exchange, conceptual history, political economy, economics

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