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The grammar of profit [electronic resource] : the price revolution in intellectual context / by Andrea Finkelstein.

Author/Creator:
Finkelstein, Andrea, 1949-
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (384 p.)
Series:
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 138.
Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; v. 138
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Subjects:
Prices -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Inflation (Finance) -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Profit -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This study explores the relationship between the prevailing concept of \'just profit\' and contemporary reactions to the Sixteenth-Century Price Revolution by tracing the evolving meaning of \'profit\' in religious, political, and social discourse. Using the period's own macrocosmic-microcosmic analogy, the book examines family correspondence, wills, and court cases in addition to formal tracts to move outward from issues of spiritual profit to family values, employment relationships, and church and state. While England's experience provides a focal point, extensive use of continental sources reveals the problem's broader context. This study should prove particularly useful to those wishing to knit together the now particularized and separated strands of early modern economic, political, social, and religious history.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Chapter One: Profit and the Price Revolution
Chapter Two: Body, Mind, and Soul
Chapter Three: Family Values
Chapter Four: Master and Servant
Chapter Five: The Body of Profit
Chapter Six: Profit and Distributive Justice I: The Sins of the Body
Chapter Seven: Profit and Distributive Justice II: The Sins of the Monarch
Chapter Eight: Profit and Commutative Justice
Chapter Nine: The Modern Problem of Profit: A Paradox by Way of a Digression
Chapter Ten: Conclusion: The Grammar of Profit in an Age of Revolutions
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-353) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-39883-7
9786611398835
90-474-0890-X
OCLC:
427510974
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789047408901 DOI