Culture and religion

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Culture is the result of, and is itself expressed through, religion, language, institutions and history. Culture is persistent but does change slowly over time. Religion is either one manifestation of culture or itself shapes that culture. This chapter discusses recent contributions to the economics of culture and religion, a literature which was instigated by economic historians and has long been dominated by their work. Its author especially focuses on the role of culture and religion in engendering industrial progress and institutional change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn Economist's Guide to Economic History
EditorsMatthias Blum, Christopher L. Colvin
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3319965673
ISBN (Print)3319965670
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


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