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Conclusion: The Roman Church Monopoly Triumphant

Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison

in Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226200026
eISBN:
9780226200040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200040.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses how the church reached monopoly status, Roman monopoly processes and market entry, and how the economics of early Christianity relates to contemporary religion. It concludes ... More


Constantine and Rome’s Acceptance of Christianity

Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison

in Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226200026
eISBN:
9780226200040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200040.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter offers an economic theory illustrated with historical discussion underlying the adoption of Christianity by the late Roman Empire. It suggests that efficiency considerations (which ... More


Roman Christian Monopoly in the Early Medieval Period

Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison

in Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226200026
eISBN:
9780226200040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200040.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses how the Roman Church reached the levels of power achieved in the High Middle Ages. There were three critical problems that needed to be solved: (i) competition, conflict, and ... More


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