The idea of luxury : a conceptual and historical investigation /

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Author / Creator: Berry, Christopher J.
Format: Book
Language:English
Imprint: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series:Ideas in context ; 30.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Preliminary Essay
  • 1. Luxury goods
  • Part II. The Classical Paradigm
  • 2. The platonic prelude
  • 3. The Roman response
  • 4. The Christian contribution
  • Part III. The Transition to Modernity
  • 5. The de-moralisation of luxury
  • 6. The eighteenth-century debate
  • 7. The historicity of needs
  • Part IV. Politics, Needs and Desires
  • 8. Luxury and the politics of needs and desires
  • 9. Luxury, necessity and social identity