Capitalism and Religion in World History: Purification and Progress

Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part 1 Predation, purification, and prices -- Prologue: Fire -- Note -- Chapter 1 Idealism and materialism in economic hi...

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Main Author: Mosk, Carl
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Milton Taylor and Francis 2017
Edition:1st ed.
Series/Journal:Routledge Studies in Modern History Ser.
Further subjects:B Capitalism-Religious aspects
B Electronic books
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: Mosk, Carl: Capitalism and Religion in World History : Purification and Progress. - Milton : Taylor and Francis,c2017. - 9781138303492
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Summary:Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part 1 Predation, purification, and prices -- Prologue: Fire -- Note -- Chapter 1 Idealism and materialism in economic history -- Janus -- Weber and Marx -- Definitions -- Three forms of purification: ritual, ethical, and political -- Notes -- Chapter 2 Axial thought traditions: From heroic myth to social control -- Religion of hunters and gatherers -- After the Neolithic revolution: predation, trade and gift exchange -- Chiefdoms -- Heroic Age -- The masking principle -- Religious diversity -- Notes -- Chapter 3 The pendulum swing in the Greek Axial Age -- Origins -- The political pendulum swing -- The pendulum swing in Greek drama -- The pendulum swing in philosophy -- Notes -- Chapter 4 God as king in Jewish monotheism -- Kings, priests, and prophets -- Diaspora communities under one God -- Out of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- Notes -- Chapter 5 Predation, gift exchange, and markets in the Roman Empire -- Predation and empire building in the ancient world -- An ideological pendulum swing -- Notes -- Chapter 6 One God, one emperor -- More political pendulum swings -- Dominus and Deus -- The Council of Nicaea -- After Constantine the Great -- “The City of God and the City of the World” -- Notes -- Part 2 Merchant capitalism -- Chapter 7 Islamic merchant capitalism -- Consolidating Catholicism and feudalism: The great pendulum swing of early medieval Europe -- The Silk Road -- The rise of Islam -- The bill of exchange -- Notes -- Chapter 8 The pendulum swings of the High and Late Medieval West -- The pendulum swing of the High Medieval Period: simony and the Crusades
The pendulum swing of the Late Medieval Period: merchant capitalism versus feudalism, Catholic Church inquisition versus Neo-Donatist sectarianism, Scholasticism versus alchemy -- Scholasticism -- The Hermetic tradition -- Notes -- Chapter 9 Mercantilism and the pendulum swing -- Mercantilism -- Guilds -- Patronage -- Patents -- Predation -- Notes -- Chapter 10 Japanese merchant capitalism -- The Japanese pendulum swing -- Merchant houses -- Notes -- Part 3 Technological capitalism -- Chapter 11 The pendulum swing in natural philosophy -- Technological capitalism -- Natural philosophy -- Measuring time -- Attacking Scholasticism -- Newton versus Descartes -- The pendulum swing in the first Industrial Revolution: scientific ideas and material forces conjoined -- From inorganic to organic chemistry -- Notes -- Chapter 12 Nationalism and imperialism -- Enlightenment struggles -- The spread of the nation–state system -- Moderate enlightenment, radical enlightenment and counter-enlightenment -- Debates within liberal nationalism -- Counter-enlightenment and religious nationalism -- Technological capitalism versus merchant capitalism -- Predatory imperialism -- Notes -- Part 4 Implications -- Chapter 13 Religious nationalism and technological capitalism -- Technological capitalism trumps merchant capitalism: the growth in per capita income -- Secularism -- Innovation and secularism -- The human development index as a measure of secular welfare -- The end of the Cold War ushered in an ideological clash pitting liberal nationalism against religious nationalism -- Measuring religious nationalism in terms of liberal nationalism -- Human development in liberal nationalist states trumps human development in religious nationalist states -- Notes -- Chapter 14 Religious civil war and the religion trap -- Religion traps
Corruption in religious nationalist states -- Cycles of religious revival purifications divide communities -- Exile, voice, and loyalty: the spawning of refugee humanitarian crises in the post-Cold War world -- Notes -- Chapter 15 Conclusions -- Appendices -- Military power equation -- An augmented production function dividing knowledge into two forms: knowledge embodied in the qualities of labor, land and capital -- and disembodied general purpose knowledge taking the form of ideas -- References -- A: Books and articles
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ISBN:1351399098