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Ancient Greece

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

For a long time ancient Greece was viewed as one component of a whole termed “antiquity,” a period largely dominated by Rome. It only acquired individuality and autonomy during the ...

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Bernard Mandeville

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

(c.1670–1733)

Dutch doctor and moral philosopher. Born in Rotterdam of a distinguished medical family, Mandeville settled in Britain shortly after taking his degree in 1691. He is...

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economic Thought

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

Economics as an autonomous discipline concerned with the allocation of resources to competing ends was a development of the 19th century; it did not exist in the MA. Nevertheless,...

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necessity

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A good or service whose consumption by an individual, at a given price, rises less than in proportion to increases in their income. The income elasticity of demand for a necessity is less...

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wealth

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Economics.

The total value of a person's net assets. Wealth may be held in various forms: these include money, shares in companies, debt instruments, land, buildings, intellectual property such as...

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