The Early History of Greed: The Sin of Avarice in Early Medieval Thought and Literature  -     Edited By: Alastair Minnis, Patrick Boyde
    By: Richard Newhauser
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The Early History of Greed: The Sin of Avarice in Early Medieval Thought and Literature

Cambridge University Press / 2000 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 264
Vendor: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.24 X 6.24 X 0.73 (inches)
ISBN: 0521385229
ISBN-13: 9780521385220

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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, was dominant in a wide range of theological and literary texts from the first century CE, and that by the early Middle Ages avarice headed the list of vices for authors aiming to convert others from pagan materialism to Christian spirituality.

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