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Just Property: A History in the Latin West. Volume One: Wealth, Virtue, and the Law

Christopher Pierson


The first volume of this book explores the idea of legitimate property since ancient times. Beginning with the work of Plato and Aristotle, it traces the evolution of thinking about the origins and the grounding of (private) property in the Latin West. It shows the cumulative impact of the ancient Greeks and the Stoics, the Roman Law, the early Christian Fathers and the belief in natural law. It traces the development of these ideas through the medieval period (from Augustine to Wycliffe). In the early modern period, it assesses the impact of thinking in the Reformation and the Counter-reforma ... More

Keywords: property, roman law, christianity, natural law, ancient, medieval, early modern

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199673285
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Pierson, author
Professor of Politics, University of Nottingham