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God and the Moneylenders: Usury and the Law in Early Modern England

Jones, Norman Leslie

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ISBN 10: 0631160183 / ISBN 13: 9780631160182
Published by Blackwell Pub
Condition: Good Hardcover
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0631160183 Good; Hardcover, No Jacket; 1989, Blackwell Publishing; Light wear to covers; Pages yellowing from age, but otherwise unmarked; Light wear to covers; Pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; Black cloth covers with title in gold lettering along spine; 288 pages; "God and the Moneylenders: Usury and the Law in Early Modern England," by Norman Leslie Jones. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-M3904611222

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Title: God and the Moneylenders: Usury and the Law ...

Publisher: Blackwell Pub

Binding: Hardcover

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This work examines the history of usury in England, starting with medieval times when usury was condemned and punished by both ecclesiastical and secular laws. It was not unitl 1571 that the ban against usury was relaxed by Parliament - for some, a classic example of the change in mentality brought about by the Reformation and the rise in capitalism. Weber and Tawney believed there was a link between Protestant doctrine and the acceptance of a new version of economic propriety. The author establishes how, by the early 17th century economics had been divorced from religion, economic self-aggrandizement had become morally acceptable and the taking of interest had become natural. about the energy they contain and the chemical changes that ensue as that energy becomes automatically redistributed. It attempts to reveal the fundamental reasons why the world is a place of material diversity and change.

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