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Just price
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1. Concept

Just price (Latin iustum pretium) denotes an ethical commercial standard for economic coexistence that has been discussed since antiquity. It was expressed from the Middle Ages onwards in theological and economic theory (see below, 2.) and practical economic policy (see below, 3.). These two dimensions were closely related. Theoretical arguments on the just price ten…

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Köster, Roman, “Just price”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019935>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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