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“Connections, Trust, and Causation in Economic History”
This spring 2008 Faculty Weekend Seminar was directed by Craig Muldrew, University
Lecturer in the Faculty of History and a Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge University. His
publications include The Economy of Obligation: The Culture of Credit and Social Relations in
Early Modern England (1998). He is currently completing a book on work and consumption of
the laboring poor in early modern England to be published by Cambridge University Press in
from the Folger Institute brochure: “An increasingly large fissure has opened up between the
“new economic history” which requires a technical understanding of econometrics, and the new
cultural history which is theoretically much closer to anthropology or to literary criticism than to
traditional economic history. As a result, the question of how material factors of production,
consumption, and exchange affect the nature of society and institutions has to some extent been
neglected. This seminar will provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of new ways of
looking at economic causation, primarily through the conceptual importance of trust and
connections. How were exchange relations created and maintained between historical actors as
well as institutions, both in the marketplace and within other social and cultural spaces? With
conversations organized around a core of advance readings and participants’ own research
projects, the seminar will address such topics as the difficulties of organizing the exchange of
value, whether it was payment for a barrel of beer or the obligation due to a neighbor or patron.
How was trust structured in the marketplace of money, credit, and trade companies? How did
people understand economic motivation? And how did “economic” motivation relate to the
formation of other “connections” such as patronage, family, office holding, membership in
guilds and societies, or friendship, all of which could provide material security or social
advantage? A range of projects and perspectives are sought, from studies of the consumption of
material household goods, including luxury goods; of credit and reputation in plays; of matters of
linguistic instability and the financial revolution of the late-seventeenth century; and of the
obligations of legal contracts.”
Allegra, Luciano. La città vertical: usurai, mercanti e tessitori nella Chieri del Cinquecento.
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Shakespeare Survey 37 (1984): 55-68. Goldgar, Anne. Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age. Chicago: Greif, Avner. Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economy: Lessons from Medieval Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Grendi, Edoardo. “The Political System of a Community in Liguria: Cervo in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries.” In Microhistory and the Lost Peoples of Europe, edited by E. Muir and G. Ruggiero, translated by Eren Branch. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. [Originally published in Italian in 1981.] Guinnane, Timothy. “Trust: A Concept Too Many.” Economic Growth Center, Yale University. Center Discussion paper No.907, Feb. 2005. Hardwick, Julie. “Seeking Separations: Gender, Marriages, and Household Economices in Early Modern France.” French Historical Studies 21 (1998): 157-180. Harris, Jonathan Gil. Sick Economies: Drama, Mercantilism, and Disease in Shakespeare’s England. 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