The Devil's Riches

A Modern History of Greed
Author(s): Jared Poley
Series No: 11
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2016
Product Number: EB00825195
Released: Jun 26, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781785331275
Publisher: Berghahn Books
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A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic, arguing that greed was experienced as a moral phenomenon and deployed to make sense of an unjust world. Focusing specifically on the interrelated themes of religion, economics, and health—each of which sought to study and channel the power of financial desire—Jared Poley shows how evolving ideas about greed became formative elements of the modern experience.

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