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Accounting and the Diffusion of Sacred Values in the Diocese of Ferrara (1431-1457)

Bigoni, M. and Deidda Gagliardo, E and Funnell, Warwick N. (2018) Accounting and the Diffusion of Sacred Values in the Diocese of Ferrara (1431-1457). In: Bigoni, M. and Funnell, Warwick N., eds. The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History. The Imperative of Power. Routledge new works in accounting history . Routledge, New York and London, pp. 19-40. ISBN 978-1-138-04847-8. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:64050)

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Informed by the work of Laughlin and Booth, the chapter analyzes the role of accounting and accountability practices within the 15th century Roman Catholic Church. Secular accounting and accountability practices were not regarded as necessarily antithetical to religious values, as would be expected by Laughlin and Booth. Instead, they were seen to assume a role which was complementary to the Church’s religious mission. Indeed, they were essential to its sacred mission during a period in which the Pope sought to arrest the moral decay of the clergy and reinstate the Church’s authority.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Michele Bigoni
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 17:03 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 14:36 UTC
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