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The roots of Western finance : power, ethics, and social capital in the ancient world

Author: Thomas Kerlin Park; James B Greenberg
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Park, Thomas Kerlin.
Roots of Western finance.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017016289
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Kerlin Park; James B Greenberg
ISBN: 9781498545815 1498545815
OCLC Number: 973920569
Description: xx, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Mesopotamian roots of the modern financial system --
Mesopotamian financial innovations --
Financing ancient Egypt's organizational economy --
Finance and social capital in Classical Greece and Rome --
Justice to altruism: early Judeo-Christian finance --
Islamic finances and the Eastern Mediterranean --
Conclusion: hidden interests and the anthropology of credit.
Responsibility: Thomas K. Park and James B. Greenberg.

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Finance, debt, and repayment are a dynamic and creative-but also sometimes destructive-feature of societies, past and present. Besides the fascination of the ancient case studies in this book, the Read more...

 
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