Das Heilige und die Ware (Paperback)
In many respects, the economy of a society cannot be understood without considering the cultural background. This volume includes contributions by Egyptologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, researchers in religion and Cultural Studies, investigating the relationship between religion and economy in ancient cultures and in the present, with a particular focus on Ancient Egypt. The 24 case-studies and essays indicate how economic practice is embedded in the religiously structured habitus of the particular society. They show how economic activities and religious ideas condition and influence each other. German text.