Your Money or Your Life: Economy and Religion in the Middle Ages (Paperback)

Your Money or Your Life: Economy and Religion in the Middle Ages By Jacques Le Goff, Patricia Ranum (Translator) Cover Image
By Jacques Le Goff, Patricia Ranum (Translator)
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A concise examination of the problem that usury posed for the medieval Church, .

In this book one of the most esteemed contemporary historians of the Middle Ages presents a concise examination of the problem that usury posed for the medieval Church, which had long denounced the lending of money for interest. Jacques Le Goff describes how, as the structure of economic life inevitably began to include financial loans, the Church refashioned its ideology in order to condemn the usurer not to Hell but merely to Purgatory. Le Goff is in the forefront of a history that studies the deeply rooted and the slowly changing. As one keenly aware of the inertia of older societies, he is all the more able to delineate for us the disruptive forces of change.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780942299151
ISBN-10: 0942299159
Publisher: Zone Books
Publication Date: November 4th, 1990
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Zone Books

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