PAOLO PRODI

Seventh: Do Not Steal

Theft and the Market in the History of the West

This book - which follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, devoted, respectively, to political oaths and justice - is the end piece of a wide-ranging opus in which Prodi has explored and explained an array of constituent features of European civilisation, that is, the mental, social, economic, and legal structures that have accompanied European society into modernity. This text describes how the market established itself, starting in the Middle Ages, as an autonomous locus for determining goods' values. The advent of the market entailed shifts in the concepts of wealth and property and therefore in that of theft, understood to be a violation of "fair prices" and market rules. The creation of an economic power that was distinct from political power, and that constantly interacts with the latter, allowed the rise not only of industrial civilisation but also of constitutional freedoms and rights. With its overview of a long history, this book offers the reader an opportunity to reflect on the crisis into which our civilisation seems to have fallen irreversibly

Paolo Prodi is professor emeritus at the University of Bologna and president of the Central Board for Historical Studies.

Buy:

book € 29,00
e-book € 19,99
Formato:  ePub , Kindle
series "Collezione di testi e di studi"
pp. 416, 978-88-15-13074-7
publication year 2009

See also

copertina La metrica italiana
copertina L'Italia e il confine orientale
copertina Pensiero e ragionamento
copertina La giustizia nel Medioevo e nella prima età moderna

Ebook, i libri a portata di click

Attraverso gli ebook, il Mulino propone una parte significativa del proprio catalogo in edizione digitale.
Disponibili in questo sito e nei principali shop online, sono in formato ePub e Mobipocket e possono essere letti sui principali reader - compreso il Kindle -, sui tablet - compreso l'iPad -, negli smartphone e su computer.

Online su Pandoracampus

Studiare in digitale. Pandoracampus è la piattaforma multieditore nata su iniziativa del Mulino. I manuali per l'università e la formazione superiore vanno online in streaming, integrati con la rete e arricchiti da risorse per studiare e insegnare in modo efficace.