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Pages: 256

Language: English

Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st Thus edition (1938)

By: R H Tawney(Author)

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R. H. Tawney addresses the question of how religion has affected social and economic practices.


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  • By Mr. F. Boussas on 6 January 2013

    This is a very good and no nonsense book. It is not for the faint-hearted because it tackles the issue of greedy, ruthless and unjust capitalism that gripped the world and turned it head on heels; particularly the subject of borrowing or lending on interest and the unscrupulous financial institutions that take advantage of people in general. So if you are a person out there with no morals, shame, heart or feelings, and under the influence of money gained through any means; lawful or unlawful, legal or illegal, then this book is definitely for you. It will open your eyes on many things and hopefully may bring you back to your senses.

  • By David Price on 4 June 2017

    Essential reading for anyone at all interested in political history of the UK

  • By Mr. L. J. Atterbury on 29 June 2007

    R.H. Tawney's "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism" is widely recognised as an authoritative text in the field of modern economic history. Meticulously researched and documented, the pages reveal how the religious values of a fair price, modest rewards, and the sin of exploiting ones neighbour, gradually weakened under the growing influence of international trade and commerce, and how the Church was unable to adapt its ethics to this new world of the market. The consequence was that the economy became the primary value to which all others became subject, and Tawney suggests that this has profoundly negative effects on people and society. In tracing the growth of the beast Tawney shows why capitalism has now become so ruthless and dehumanising. Scholarly,yet both passionate and readable, "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism" is a classic that is indispensable in order to understand how we arrived at where we are today.

  • By Lobster on 4 August 2012

    I have loved this book since I found it in a charity shops about 20 years ago, I lost it a while back and was trying to describe something to my son and decided to get a new copy. I'm not an expert and althought the writing is a bit old fashioned its very passionate for what is basically a book about economics. It is very good at giving historical insight and context into how capitalism developed over the centuries (I blame the pope for removing usery from the sin list!) and when you think that this book is his scribed lectures which he did without notes (or teleprompt), you gotta admire his big brain.

  • By S. M. Ishani on 11 January 2014

    The print in the book is too small to read comfortably. Bought a new print to replace it - would not buy an old Penguin book again.

  • By Cmh on 10 December 2013

    This kindle dition is very frustrating and does not seem to have been checked. The text skips unaccountably, for example reverting in the middle of a discussion of luther to an earlier section on the fuggers which then lasts several pages. Reading this version is like doing a jigsaw puzzle.

  • By Guest on 26 January 2014

    Well written historical research. A pleasure to read. Unfortunately there are overlaps between the chapters, which means re-reading the same tex in some instancest. But the scholarship is first rate.

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