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Betting on Lives: The Culture of Life Insurance in England, 1695-1775

Geoffrey Clark
Format
Book
Published
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 1999.
Language
English
Series
Politics, Culture, and Society in Early Modern Britain
ISBN
0719056756 (hbk.)
Summary
By examining the rise of life insurance institutions in 18th-century England, this book offers fresh insight into the history of a commercial society learning to apply speculative techniques to the management of risk.
Description
xiv, 241 p. : ill., facsims., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-231) and index.
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