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Your Money or Your Life Economy and Religion in the Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 0942299159

ISBN-13: 9780942299151

Edition: 1988

Authors: Jacques Le Goff, Patricia M. Ranum

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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. Jacques Le Goff is director of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris, and codirector of the Annales - Economies, Socieacute;teacute;s, Civilisations. lie is the author of The Birth of Purgatoryand Time, Work, and Culture. Distributed for Zone Books.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Zone Books
Publication date: 1/24/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 127
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English