Religion Past and Present

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I. Economic History – II. Business Economics – III. Social Ethics

I. Economic History

1. Antiquity and Middle Ages.

From the viewpoint of economic history, different forms of business are predominant in different periods, depending on the prevailing social and economic order. We therefore begin with a general definition of business: a business is an economic operation unit with a uniform plan and its own circulation of goods…

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Oechsler, Walter A., “Business”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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