The Early History of Greed: The Sin of Avarice in Early Medieval Thought and Literature

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Author: Richard Newhauser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Genre: History
Pages: 264
Language: english
Year: 2000
ISBN 10: 0521385229
ISBN 13: 9780511010002
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
Edition: Unknown
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In this full-length study of the early history of greed Richard Newhauser challenges the traditional view that avarice only became a dominant sin with the rise of a money economy. He shows that avaritia, the sin of greed for possessions,...