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The Victory of reason: how Christianity led to freedom, capitalism, and Western success

Author: Stark, Rodney Publisher: Random House, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 281 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0812972333Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HB74 .R4 S83 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Victory of Reason How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success Contents INTRODUCTION: Reason and Progress ix PART I: FOUNDATIONS CHAPTER I: Blessings of Rational Theology 3 CHAPTER 2: Medieval Progress: Technical, Cultural, and Religious 33 CHAPTER 3: Tyranny and the "Rebirth" of Freedom 69 PART II: FULFILLMENT CHAPTER 4: Perfecting Italian Capitalism 103 CHAPTER 5: Capitalism Moves North 129 CHAPTER 6: "Catholic" Anticapitalism: Spanish and French Despotism 161 CHAPTER 7: Feudalism and Capitalism in the New World 195 CONCLUSION: Globalization and Modernity 233 Acknowledgments 237 Notes 239 Bibliography 253 Index 271

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