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The Resource Debt : the first 5,000 years, David Graeber

Debt : the first 5,000 years, David Graeber

Label
Debt : the first 5,000 years
Title
Debt
Title remainder
the first 5,000 years
Statement of responsibility
David Graeber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors
  • Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like "guilt," "sin," and "redemption") derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. Without knowing it, we are still fighting these battles today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graeber, David
Dewey number
332
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3701
LC item number
.G73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Debt
  • Money
  • Financial crises
  • Dettes
  • Monnaie
  • Crises financières
  • Histoire
  • Endettement
  • Crise financière
  • Monnaie
  • Aspects socio-économiques
  • Debt
  • Financial crises
  • Money
  • Geld
  • Kreditwesen
  • Geld
  • Kreditwesen
  • Pengar
  • Skulder
  • Finanskriser
  • Finanskriser
  • Penningväsen
  • Debt
  • Money
  • Financial crisis
Label
Debt : the first 5,000 years, David Graeber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-453, 455-492) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the experience of moral confusion -- The myth of barter -- Primordial debts -- Cruelty and redemption -- A brief treatise on the moral grounds of economic relations -- Games with sex and death -- Honor and degradation, or, on the foundations of contemporary civilization -- Credit versus bullion, and the cycles of history -- The axial age (800 BC -- 600 AD) -- The middle ages (600 AD -- 1450 AD) -- Age of the great capitalist empires (1450-1971) -- (1971- )
Control code
ocn426794447
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
534 pages
Isbn
9781933633862
Lccn
2010044508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781933633862
  • (OCoLC)426794447
Label
Debt : the first 5,000 years, David Graeber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-453, 455-492) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the experience of moral confusion -- The myth of barter -- Primordial debts -- Cruelty and redemption -- A brief treatise on the moral grounds of economic relations -- Games with sex and death -- Honor and degradation, or, on the foundations of contemporary civilization -- Credit versus bullion, and the cycles of history -- The axial age (800 BC -- 600 AD) -- The middle ages (600 AD -- 1450 AD) -- Age of the great capitalist empires (1450-1971) -- (1971- )
Control code
ocn426794447
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
534 pages
Isbn
9781933633862
Lccn
2010044508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781933633862
  • (OCoLC)426794447

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