Book Review …and forgive them their debts; Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption From Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year

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In …and forgive them their debts; Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption From Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year, Michael Hudson offers a historical account of the role that debt played in ancient societies. In focusing on how such societies dealt with the proliferation of debts that cannot be paid, this book sheds informative light on the significance of debt today, writes Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez, and is unlikely to leave the reader’s outlook on history, religion or economics unchallenged – or even unchanged – upon turning the last page.

Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez
Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez
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