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The Resource Beggar thy neighbor : a history of usury and debt, Charles R. Geisst

Beggar thy neighbor : a history of usury and debt, Charles R. Geisst

Label
Beggar thy neighbor : a history of usury and debt
Title
Beggar thy neighbor
Title remainder
a history of usury and debt
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. Geisst
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Beggar Thy Neighbor, financial historian Charles R. Geisst tracks the changing perceptions of usury and debt from the time of Cicero to the most recent financial crises. This comprehensive economic history looks at humanity's attempts to curb the abuse of debt while reaping the benefits of credit. Beggar Thy Neighbor examines the major debt revolutions of the past, demonstrating that extensive leverage and debt were behind most financial market crashes from the Renaissance to the present day. Geisst argues that usury prohibitions, as part of the natural law tradition in Western and Islamic societies, continue to play a key role in banking regulation despite modern advances in finance. From the Roman Empire to the recent Dodd-Frank financial reforms, usury ceilings still occupy a central place in notions of free markets and economic justice
Cataloging source
PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geisst, Charles R
Dewey number
332.8/309
Index
index present
LC call number
HB551
LC item number
.G45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Usury
  • Usury
  • Usury laws
  • Debt
Label
Beggar thy neighbor : a history of usury and debt, Charles R. Geisst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Saints and sinners -- Embracing Sherlock -- Protestants, war, and capitalism -- The great experiment -- The new debt revolution -- Something old, something new -- Islam, interest, and microlending -- The consumer debt revolution -- Early interest rate tables and calculations
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 388 p.
Isbn
9780812244625
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022355
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn794624819
  • (OCoLC)794624819
  • 1954495
Label
Beggar thy neighbor : a history of usury and debt, Charles R. Geisst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Saints and sinners -- Embracing Sherlock -- Protestants, war, and capitalism -- The great experiment -- The new debt revolution -- Something old, something new -- Islam, interest, and microlending -- The consumer debt revolution -- Early interest rate tables and calculations
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 388 p.
Isbn
9780812244625
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022355
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn794624819
  • (OCoLC)794624819
  • 1954495

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