Skip navigation

The story of work

The story of work

King, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0003-2348-4231 (2022) The story of work. BLT19 HOME Nineteenth-Century Business, Labour, Trade & Temperance Periodicals.

PDF (Author's Blog)
36062_KING_The_story_of_work.pdf - Published Version

Download (605kB) | Preview


The Story of Work is a serial history of the concept of work from the ancient Greeks to the late nineteenth century with some concluding remarks on the concept of work today. It appears in weekly episodes, mirroring nineteenth-century practice, and is designed to form the basis of a full-length monograph (to be submitted 2024, after the next monograph) that benefits from readers' feedback.
The serial began 8 April and the link here is only to the Introduction which was released on that date along with the 1st episode. Links to all episodes published subsequently can be found by scrolling down the page.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by Greenwich. email contact address:
Uncontrolled Keywords: work; slavery; labour; ponos; ergon; work of art; art work; Aquinas; Plato; Augustine; Benedict; Cicero; Virgil; Vergil; Romans; Greeks; Christians; Guilds; Florentine banking; consumer society; work of consumption
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 09:05

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics