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Betting on Lives: the Culture of Life Insurance in England, 1695-1775

The study of life insurance as a cultural practice has been moving in from the margins of social historical enquiry for some time now. As early as 1979 Viviana Zelizer took an important step beyond the confines of institutional business history with her study of public debates about the moral implications of life-insurance practices inContinue reading “Betting on Lives: the Culture of Life Insurance in England, 1695-1775”