The Devil's Riches: A Modern History of Greed - Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association 11 (Paperback)Jared Poley (author)
Paperback 226 Pages / Published: 01/08/2017
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A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic, arguing that greed was experienced as a moral phenomenon and deployed to make sense of an unjust world. Focusing specifically on the interrelated themes of religion, economics, and health-each of which sought to study and channel the power of financial desire-Jared Poley shows how evolving ideas about greed became formative elements of the modern experience.
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Number of pages: 226
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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