About this title: This volume explores the political, economic, moral, and intellectual effects of the production and consumption of luxury goods in the 18th century. The history of luxury links diverse topics of enquiry such as material culture, taste, civility and sensibility, literature, and art. The text provides a broadly-based account from a variety of perspectives, addressing key themes of economic debate, material culture, the principles of art and taste, luxury as "female vice," and the exotic.
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