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The early history of greed : the sin of avarice in early medieval thought and literature

Author: Richard Newhauser
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 41.
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In this first full study of the early history of greed Richard Newhauser shows that avaritia, the sin of greed for possessions, was increasingly dominant in a wide range of theological and literary texts from the first century CE to the end of the tenth century.
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Newhauser, Richard, 1947-
Early history of greed.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99025922
(OCoLC)41049702
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Newhauser
ISBN: 0511010001 9780511010002 0511037260 9780511037269 0511115997 9780511115998 9780511485992 0511485999 9780511052484 0511052480 1280151706 9781280151705
OCLC Number: 52561460
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages).
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; List of abbreviations; Preface; 1 Alms and ascetes, round stones and masons: avarice in the early church; 2 Ascetic transformations I: monks and the laity in eastern Christendom; 3 Ascetic transformations II: soaring eagles or safety in the herd --
from anchoritic to cenobitic monasticism; 4 Ascetic transformations III: The Latin West in the fourth and fifth centuries; 5 Secularizing avarice and cupidity; Epilogue: Future perspectives; Appendix: Imagery surrounding avarice; Notes; Bibliography; General index; Index of names; Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 41.
Responsibility: Richard Newhauser.
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'Newhauser has created a thought-provoking study that points beyond moralism to economic theory.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History

 
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