Fortier, Mark.

The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and America. - 1 online resource (163 pages) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Restoration Equity -- 2 Rights and Revolutions -- Epilogue: Judith Sargent Murray and Thomas Gisborne -- Bibliography -- Index.

Drawing on politics, religion, law, literature, and philosophy, this interdisciplinary study is a sequel to Mark Fortier's bookThe Culture of Equity in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006). The earlier volume traced the meanings and usage of equity in broad cultural terms (including but not limited to law) to position equity as a keyword of valuation, persuasion, and understanding; the present volume carries that work through the Restoration and 18th century in Britain and America. Fortier argues that equity continued to be a keyword, used and contested in many of the major social and political events of the period. Further, he argues that equity needs to be seen in this period largely outside the Aristotelian parameters that have generally been assumed in scholarship on equity.


English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.;American literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.;English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.;Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.;Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 18th century.;Equity -- Great Britain -- History.;Equity -- United States -- History.

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