The Idea of Work in Europe from Antiquity to Modern Times

Editor(s): 
Ehmer, Josef
Editor(s): 
Lis, Catharina
ISBN: 
9780754664109
Date published: 
July 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Taking a broad chronological approach to the subject, The Idea of Work in Europe from Antiquity to Modern Times provides readers with a cutting-edge overview of research into the varying attitudes to work and its place in pre-Industrial society. This volume takes a fresh and innovative approach to the history of ideas of work, concerning perceptions, attitudes, cultures and representations of work throughout Antiquity and the medieval and early modern periods. Focusing on developments in Europe, the contributors approach the subject from a variety of angles, considering aspects of work as described in literature, visual culture, and as perceived in economic theory.