Ingram, in his well-known book on economic history, following the opinion of Comte, refuses to consider the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries as part of the Middle Ages. We intend, however, to treat of economic teaching up to the end of the fifteenth century. The best modern judges are agreed that the term Middle Ages must not be given a hard-and-fast meaning, but that it is capable of bearing a very elastic interpretation. The definition given in the Catholic EncyclopAbdia is: aa term commonly used to designate that period of European history between the Fall of the Roman Empire and about the middle of the fifteenth century.find moral and religious dissertations on such topics as the proper use of material goods, the dangers of luxury, and ... at the time, (2) the strong reaction against the materialism of pagan antiquity, (3) the predominance of natural economy, anbsp;...
|Title||:||An Essay on Mediæval Economic Teaching|
|Author||:||George O'Brien, Aeterna Press|