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The Resource Wealth of nations, Adam Smith ; with an introduction by Mark G. Spencer

Wealth of nations, Adam Smith ; with an introduction by Mark G. Spencer

Label
Wealth of nations
Title
Wealth of nations
Statement of responsibility
Adam Smith ; with an introduction by Mark G. Spencer
Title variation
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations
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Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Adam Smith (1723-1790) was one of the brightest stars of the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was his most important book. First published in London in March 1776, it had been eagerly anticipated by Smith's contemporaries and became an immediate bestseller. That edition sold out quickly and others followed. Today, Smith's Wealth of Nations rightfully claims a place in the Western intellectual canon. It is the first book of modern political economy, and still provides the foundation for the study of that discipline. But it is much more than that. Along with important discussions of economics and political theory, Smith mixed plain common sense with large measures of history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and much else. Few texts remind us so clearly that the Enlightenment was very much a lived experience, a concern with improving the human condition in practical ways for real people. A masterpiece by any measure, Wealth of Nations remains a classic of world literature to be usefully enjoyed by readers today
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Dewey number
330.153
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Wordsworth classics of world literature
  • Wordsworth classics of world literature
Label
Wealth of nations, Adam Smith ; with an introduction by Mark G. Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 974 pages
Isbn
9781840226881
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Wealth of nations, Adam Smith ; with an introduction by Mark G. Spencer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 974 pages
Isbn
9781840226881
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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