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The Resource ... And forgive them their debts : lending, foreclosure and redemption from Bronze Age finance to the Jubilee Year, by Michael Hudson

... And forgive them their debts : lending, foreclosure and redemption from Bronze Age finance to the Jubilee Year, by Michael Hudson

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... And forgive them their debts : lending, foreclosure and redemption from Bronze Age finance to the Jubilee Year
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... And forgive them their debts
Title remainder
lending, foreclosure and redemption from Bronze Age finance to the Jubilee Year
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by Michael Hudson
Title variation
Lending, foreclosure and redemption from Bronze Age finance to the Jubilee Year
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Language
eng
Summary
The author explores the economies of ancient civilizations and discusses their relevance in the twenty-first century. The author describes how interest-bearing debt was invented in Bronze Age Mesopotamia, and then disseminated to the ancient world. What the Bronze Age rulers understood was that avoiding economic instability required regular royal debt cancellations. This book documents dozens of these these royal edicts, traces the archaeological record and history of debt, and describes how societies have dealt with (or failed to deal with) the proliferation of debts that cannot be paid.--adapted from publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
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1939-
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Hudson, Michael
Dewey number
332.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Money
  • Loans
  • Foreclosure
  • Debt
  • Debt cancellation
Label
... And forgive them their debts : lending, foreclosure and redemption from Bronze Age finance to the Jubilee Year, by Michael Hudson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [286]-311) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The Anthropology of Debt, from Gift Exchange to Wergild Fines
  • Creditors as Predators : The Anthropology of Usury
  • Origins of Commercial Interest in Sumer's Palaces and Temples
  • Rural Usury as a Lever to Privatize Land and Impose Bondage
  • Part III :
  • THE BRONZE AGE INVENTS USURY, BUT COUNTERS ITS ADVERSE EFFECTS :
  • War, Debt and amar-gi in Sumer : 2400 BC
  • Urukagina proclaims amar-gi : 2350 BC
  • Sargon's Akkadian Empire and its Collapse : 2300-2100 BC
  • Lagash Revives under Gudea and his Debt Cancellation : 2130 BC
  • The rise and fall of jubilee debt cancellations and clean slates -- Archaic economies versus modern preconceptions
  • Trade, Enterprise and Debt in Ur III : 2111-2004 BC
  • Isin Rulers replace Ur III and proclaim níg-si-sá: 2017-1861 BC
  • Diffusion of Trade via Assyrian Merchants : 1900-1825 BC
  • Privatizing Mesopotamia's Intermediate Period : 2000-1600 BC
  • Hammurabi's Laws and mīšarum Edicts : 1792-1750 BC
  • Freeing the Land and its Cultivators from Predatory Creditors
  • Samsuiluna's and Ammisaduqa's mīšarum Edicts : 1749 and 1646 BC
  • Social Cosmology of Babylonia's Debt Cancellations
  • Usury and Privatization in the Periphery : 1600-1200 BC
  • From the Dawn of the Iron Age to the Rosetta Stone : 1200-196 BC
  • Part I :
  • Part IV :
  • THE BIBLICAL LEGACY :
  • Judges, Kings and Usury : 8th and 7th Centuries BC
  • Biblical Prophets Call for Debt Cancellation
  • The Babylonian Impact on Judaic Debt Laws
  • From Religious Covenant to Hillel
  • Christianity Spiritualizes the Jubilee Year as the Day of Judgment
  • The Byzantine Echo
  • The Zenith and Decline of Byzantium : 945-1204
  • Conclusion
  • OVERVIEW :
  • A Babylonian Perspective on Liberty and Economic Order
  • Jesus's First Sermon and the Tradition of Debt Amnesty
  • Credit, Debt and Money : Their Social and Private Contexts
  • Part II :
  • SOCIAL ORIGINS OF DEBT :
Control code
on1065881984
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9783981826029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map
System control number
  • 1322930
  • (Sirsi) o1065881984
  • (OCoLC)1065881984
Label
... And forgive them their debts : lending, foreclosure and redemption from Bronze Age finance to the Jubilee Year, by Michael Hudson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [286]-311) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The Anthropology of Debt, from Gift Exchange to Wergild Fines
  • Creditors as Predators : The Anthropology of Usury
  • Origins of Commercial Interest in Sumer's Palaces and Temples
  • Rural Usury as a Lever to Privatize Land and Impose Bondage
  • Part III :
  • THE BRONZE AGE INVENTS USURY, BUT COUNTERS ITS ADVERSE EFFECTS :
  • War, Debt and amar-gi in Sumer : 2400 BC
  • Urukagina proclaims amar-gi : 2350 BC
  • Sargon's Akkadian Empire and its Collapse : 2300-2100 BC
  • Lagash Revives under Gudea and his Debt Cancellation : 2130 BC
  • The rise and fall of jubilee debt cancellations and clean slates -- Archaic economies versus modern preconceptions
  • Trade, Enterprise and Debt in Ur III : 2111-2004 BC
  • Isin Rulers replace Ur III and proclaim níg-si-sá: 2017-1861 BC
  • Diffusion of Trade via Assyrian Merchants : 1900-1825 BC
  • Privatizing Mesopotamia's Intermediate Period : 2000-1600 BC
  • Hammurabi's Laws and mīšarum Edicts : 1792-1750 BC
  • Freeing the Land and its Cultivators from Predatory Creditors
  • Samsuiluna's and Ammisaduqa's mīšarum Edicts : 1749 and 1646 BC
  • Social Cosmology of Babylonia's Debt Cancellations
  • Usury and Privatization in the Periphery : 1600-1200 BC
  • From the Dawn of the Iron Age to the Rosetta Stone : 1200-196 BC
  • Part I :
  • Part IV :
  • THE BIBLICAL LEGACY :
  • Judges, Kings and Usury : 8th and 7th Centuries BC
  • Biblical Prophets Call for Debt Cancellation
  • The Babylonian Impact on Judaic Debt Laws
  • From Religious Covenant to Hillel
  • Christianity Spiritualizes the Jubilee Year as the Day of Judgment
  • The Byzantine Echo
  • The Zenith and Decline of Byzantium : 945-1204
  • Conclusion
  • OVERVIEW :
  • A Babylonian Perspective on Liberty and Economic Order
  • Jesus's First Sermon and the Tradition of Debt Amnesty
  • Credit, Debt and Money : Their Social and Private Contexts
  • Part II :
  • SOCIAL ORIGINS OF DEBT :
Control code
on1065881984
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9783981826029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map
System control number
  • 1322930
  • (Sirsi) o1065881984
  • (OCoLC)1065881984

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