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The History of Consumer Credit: Doctrines and Practices

  • Rosa-Maria Gelpi
  • François Julien-Labruyère

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Credit from Ancient to Modern Times: Dogma Versus Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 3-14
    3. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 15-28
    4. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 29-45
    5. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 46-57
    6. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 58-69
    7. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 70-83
    8. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 84-94
  3. Consumer Credit in Contemporary Societies: Practice versus Dogma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 97-118
    3. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 119-150
    4. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 151-168
  4. Conclusion

    1. Rosa-Maria Gelpi, François Julien-Labruyère
      Pages 169-176
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-190

About this book

Introduction

From the early forms of loans to farmers to present day credit cards, consumer credit has always been part of human life and economics. However, ever since the Bible, controversy has reigned as to its legitimacy. It is the history of this controversy that is presented here by the authors. Outlining significant developments in different aspects of consumer credit from the Hammurabi Code through to current questions such as household overindebtedness, they shed some historical light on modern debates.

Keywords

consumer development economics history society

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosa-Maria Gelpi
    • 1
  • François Julien-Labruyère
    • 2
  1. 1.Cetelem Professor of Economics Université Libre de LilleFrance
  2. 2.International CEO, member of the Board of CetelemFrance

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