Cover Thou Shalt Not Steal
series "Voci"
"I comandamenti"
pp. 172, Brossura, 978-88-15-13778-4
publication year 2010


Thou Shalt Not Steal

"Thou shalt not steal" is the Commandment that has undergone the most extensive changes over the centuries: from its biblical roots to canon law, civil legislation, the history of theft in the West, and its ties to the notions of wealth and property. What does it mean not to steal in the age of financial revolution, which has transformed the very nature of wealth and where the boundary between licit and illicit is increasingly indistinct?

Paolo Prodi is professor emeritus of Modern History at the University of Bologna.

Guido Rossi is professor emeritus of Commercial Law at the Bocconi University in Milan.