Antedating of "Political Economy"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 24 19:48:33 UTC 2005

political economy (OED 1767)

1732 John Pullen _ Memoirs of the maritime affairs of Great Britain,
especially in relation to our concerns in the West-Indies_ 57 (Eighteenth
Century Collections Online)  The only essential Maxim which runs through
the whole Political OEconomy of the _Spaniards_, in respect of their
Territories here, is the keeping them in an absolute Dependance upon

Fred Shapiro

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