A "short treatise" on the wealth and poverty of nations (1613) / Antonio Serra ; edited and with an introduction by Sophus A. Reinert ; translated by Jonathan Hunt.

Serra, Antonio, fl. 1613- author
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Breve trattato delle cause che possono far abbondare li regni d'oro e argento dove non sono miniere, con applicazione al Regno di Napoli. English & Italian
London : Anthem Press, 2011.
Anthem Other Canon series.
The Anthem Other Canon series
1 online resource (270 p.)
Serra, Antonio, fl. 1613.
Economics -- Italy -- History.
Naples (Kingdom) -- Economic conditions.
Electronic books.
'A 'Short Treatise' on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations' presents, for the first time, an English translation of Antonio Serra's 'Breve Trattato' (1613), one of the most famous tracts in the history of political economy.
Front Matter; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; A Man, his Book, and the Renaissance; Commerce and the Common Good; The Classical Context; The Civil Context; Medicean Economics; Good and Bad Government in Serra's Naples; Antonio Serra's Breve trattato; Historiography and Relevance; The Breve trattato's Model of Economic Development; Critical Bibliography; Editions of the Breve trattato; Extracts from the Breve trattato; Works on Serra and his Breve trattato; A Note on the Text; Main Matter - A SHORT TREATISE by Antonio Serra; Preface; PART ONE
CHAPTER I On the causes which make kingdoms abound in gold and silver CHAPTER II On accidental causes and the proper accidents; CHAPTER III On the common accidents; CHAPTER IV On the common accident of an enterprising population; CHAPTER V On the common accident of extensive trade; CHAPTER VI On the common accident of effective government; CHAPTER VII That there are no other causes than these; CHAPTER VIII A comparison of Naples with Venice and Genoa with respect to the accidents mentioned above
CHAPTER IX The conditions of the cities of Naples and Venice with respect to the effect mentioned above CHAPTER X How it is that Venice, despite the conditions just described, abounds in gold and silver; CHAPTER XI How it is that, despite the prevailing conditions in Naples, that city is poor in gold and silver; CHAPTER XII The comparison between Naples and the other cities of Italy; PART TWO; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER I; Séquiti conclusione vera, che il cambio basso faccia abbondare,e l'alto impoverire. Capitolo II; CHAPTER II; di sopra. Capitolo III
CHAPTER III Whether the experience described earlier is true CHAPTER IV; consequenze che deduce dalla altezzae bassezza del cambio, con le cause che nonfanno essere denari in Regno. Capitolo V; cambio alto dia guadagno a chi vuol portare denari in Regno per cambioe non incontanti e per tal rispetto non vengano contanti. Capitolo IV; CHAPTER V; farsi per l'abbondanza di denari in Regno.Capitolo VI; CHAPTER VI On the measure that De Santis recommends in order to createan abundance of money in the Kingdom; produrre la provisione predetta, sianoveri. Capitolo VII
CHAPTER VII Whether the effects which De Santis claims are producedby a lowering of the exchange rate are real Conte d'Olivares sopra il bassare del cambio. Capitolo VIII; CHAPTER VIII On the decree passed by the Count of Olivares to lower the exchange rate; predetta di bassare il cambio possea essere impeditada altri Prencipi d'Italia. Capitolo IX; CHAPTER IX Whether the decree passed to lower the exchange rate could have been prevented by the other princes of Italy; Forastieri in Regno con l'industrie e ritrattodi mercantie siano causa della penuriadella moneta. Capitolo X
CHAPTER X Whether the income that foreigners have from their investments in the Kingdom and the earnings they derive from their businesses and trade are a cause of the shortage of money
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reinert, Sophus A. editor, writer of introduction
Hunt, Jonathan, 1951- translator
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