The dictionaries of commerce and economy in the Spanish Eighteenth Century

Authors

  • Jesús Astigarraaga Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Juan Zabalza Universidad de Alicante

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v16i35.19828

Keywords:

Ilustración económica europea, Circulación internacional de las ideas económicas, Enciclopedismo, Diccionarios de comercio

Abstract

The research on the History of Economic Thought has been widely enriched during the last years with the analysis of handbooks, journals, periodicals in general, and many other works that aimed at popularizing political economy among the general public. The gradual increase of international studies on this topic has highly contributed to rehabilitate this almost unknown area of economic literature, since, to some extent, it had been considered until recently secondary. In this context, historians have also begun to analyse the relevance of the encyclopaedic literature (such as encyclopaedias or specialized –and not– dictionaries on commerce and political economy), in the international diffusion and national adaptation of the economic doctrines. The aim of this work is to analyse the dictionaries with this specific content published during the Spanish Enlightenment. It includes both translations and original works.

Published

2017-09-05

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