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Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon

Abstract

Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain examines how Britons organized and conceptualized the property market from the late-eighteenth to early-twentieth centuries. It argues that while land and houses had been bought and sold for quite some time, the social and cultural conditions of exchange changed dramatically in this period, resulting in novel institutions and practices that gave new meaning to the property market as a whole. For the first time, new professions, places, forms of print culture, and government authorities made it possible to speak of the property ... More

Keywords: property market, real estate market, cultural history, commerce, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226584164
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226584478.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon, author
Mount Holyoke College