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Luxury in the Eighteenth Century: Debates, Desires and Delectable Goods

Luxury in the Eighteenth Century is a welcome collection of essays on a very important topic. Since the 1982 appearance of the path-breaking The Birth of a Consumer Society, studies of consumption in eighteenth-century Western Europe have proliferated to confirm the thesis that the century experienced a dramatic surge in the production and consumption ofContinue reading “Luxury in the Eighteenth Century: Debates, Desires and Delectable Goods”