Books, Bureaus, and the Historiography of Cameralism
This paper traces a deep rift in the historiography of cameralism, demonstrating how historians have systematically separated cameralist writings from the context of the Holy Roman Empire’s fiscal chambers. Scholarship on the subject has been largely defined by an artificial separation between “cameralists of the book” and “cameralists of the bureau.” I argue that it is time to interrogate this distinction, which is itself a legacy of the nineteenth century.
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Wakefield, Andre. "Books, Bureaus, and the Historiography of Cameralism." European Journal of Law and Economics 19.3 (May 2005): 311-320. doi: 10.1007/s10657-005-6640-z