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Author Garnsey, Peter.
Title Thinking about property : from antiquity to the age of revolution / Peter Garnsey.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Series Ideas in context ; 90
Ideas in context ; 90.
Subject Right of property -- History.
Property -- Philosophy -- History.
Property -- Religious aspects.
Personal property.
Personal property -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Description 1 online resource (x, 267 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-261) and index.
Contents Plato's "communism", Aristotle's critique and Proclus' response -- Plato's "communism" : from late antiquity via Islamic Spain to the Renaissance -- Renunciation and communality : thinking through the primitive Church -- The poverty of Christ : crises of asceticism from the Pelagians to the Franciscans -- The state of nature and the origin of private property : Hesiod to William of Ockham -- The state of nature and the origin of private property : Grotius to Hegel -- Property as a legal right -- Property as a human right.
Summary This work explores the historical development of some central themes about property through the ages.
ISBN 9780511379017 (electronic bk.)
0511379013 (electronic bk.)
9780511376313 (EBOOK)
0511376316 (EBOOK)
9780521876773 (hbk.)
052187677X (hbk.)
9780521700238 (pbk.)
052170023X (pbk.)
OCLC # 666917003
Additional Format Print version: Garnsey, Peter. Thinking about property. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521876773 (DLC) 2008273356 (OCoLC)166626211