Economic forms, state socio-economic policy and socioeconomic ideas of Bulgarian society in the context of the orthodox Christianity (9th - first half of the 19th century) Cover Image
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Economic forms, state socio-economic policy and socioeconomic ideas of Bulgarian society in the context of the orthodox Christianity (9th - first half of the 19th century)
Economic forms, state socio-economic policy and socioeconomic ideas of Bulgarian society in the context of the orthodox Christianity (9th - first half of the 19th century)

Author(s): Pencho D. Penchev
Subject(s): History, Economy, Economic history
Published by: Институт за икономически изследвания при Българска академия на науките
Keywords: JEL: B11; B19

Summary/Abstract: The paper outlines some of the main characteristic features of Bulgarian social andeconomic thought during the period, dominated by the norms of OrthodoxChristianity. In the context of this thinking of the period before the appearance ofspecialized economic knowledge, several key elements can be identified, such asfirst, the strong role of the state, relied upon to help solving economic and socialproblems, which is praised and receives advice from intellectuals, and second, theethical approach, expressed in the desire to help the poor and to reject profits,considered as immoral (theft, usury, etc. in.), to negate the extremes of poverty, butalso of wealth.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 137-151
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English