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The Resource Corruption : ethics and power in Florence, 1600-1770, Jean-Claude Waquet ; translated by Linda McCall

Corruption : ethics and power in Florence, 1600-1770, Jean-Claude Waquet ; translated by Linda McCall

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Corruption : ethics and power in Florence, 1600-1770
Title
Corruption
Title remainder
ethics and power in Florence, 1600-1770
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Jean-Claude Waquet ; translated by Linda McCall
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this elegant and original book, Jean-Claude Waquet examines the problem of corruption in early modern Europe. Defining corruption to include both embezzlement of public funds by officials and their taking presents in return for favors rendered, he seeks to explain why it was pervasive in the early modern state, using as his case study the military and civil administration of Florence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Waquet critically examines previous studies of corruption in Europe and puts forward an original thesis that the political dimension of corruption, stealing power from one's superiors, was as important as the economic dimension. He shows how its almost metaphysical nature, as the very origin of human vice, prevented the phenomenon from being examined. Using a comparative perspective and a wealth of archival material, Waquet has produced a remarkable work of historical sociology whose conclusions have broad implications for our view of governmental corruption today
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1952-
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Waquet, Jean-Claude
Dewey number
320.945/51
Index
index present
LC call number
JN5690.T925
LC item number
C6813 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political corruption
  • Political corruption
  • Tuscany (Italy)
  • Tuscany (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
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Corruption : ethics and power in Florence, 1600-1770, Jean-Claude Waquet ; translated by Linda McCall
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Note
Translation of: De la corruption
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-217) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The history of corruption: false problems and real questions -- Pt. I. The Smell of Money. Introduction. 1. The grand embezzlement from the 'Abbondanza'. 2. Just one of many cases of embezzlement -- Pt. II. Dissolute Morals. Introduction. 3. Appropriating the state. 4. The misfortunes of virtue. Is there a universal model? -- Pt. III. Consciences at Peace. Introduction. 5. On the strength of lies. 6. Saved by reason -- Pt. IV. The Justice of the Lord. Introduction. 7. The grandeur of clemency. 8. The good of punishment. The fragility of the state
Control code
ocm24668821
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780271008103
Lccn
91037440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)24668821
Label
Corruption : ethics and power in Florence, 1600-1770, Jean-Claude Waquet ; translated by Linda McCall
Link
Publication
Note
Translation of: De la corruption
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The history of corruption: false problems and real questions -- Pt. I. The Smell of Money. Introduction. 1. The grand embezzlement from the 'Abbondanza'. 2. Just one of many cases of embezzlement -- Pt. II. Dissolute Morals. Introduction. 3. Appropriating the state. 4. The misfortunes of virtue. Is there a universal model? -- Pt. III. Consciences at Peace. Introduction. 5. On the strength of lies. 6. Saved by reason -- Pt. IV. The Justice of the Lord. Introduction. 7. The grandeur of clemency. 8. The good of punishment. The fragility of the state
Control code
ocm24668821
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780271008103
Lccn
91037440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)24668821

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