Changing Values in Medieval Scotland: A Study of Prices, Money, and Weights and Measures

Changing Values in Medieval Scotland: A Study of Prices, Money, and Weights and Measures

by Elizabeth Gemmill, Nicholas Mayhew
     
 

This is a full-scale study of prices in medieval Scotland, c. 1260-1542, which includes detailed discussions of coinage, and weights and measures. Nearly 6,000 prices are listed individually, average prices are calculated for each commodity, and for groups of commodities such as cereals and livestock. Scots prices are compared with English, and the significance of the… See more details below

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This is a full-scale study of prices in medieval Scotland, c. 1260-1542, which includes detailed discussions of coinage, and weights and measures. Nearly 6,000 prices are listed individually, average prices are calculated for each commodity, and for groups of commodities such as cereals and livestock. Scots prices are compared with English, and the significance of the data for the economic history of medieval Scotland is analysed fully. This is the only full study to have been undertaken on Scots medieval prices, and there is no comparable work on Scottish medieval economic history in print.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027090
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Price trends in medieval Scotland; 2. Prices in medieval Aberdeen with appendix of documents; 3. Weights and measures; 4. Currency; 5. The price of victual and needful merchandise; 6. Prices and the Scottish economy, 1260–1540; Glossary of unusual terms; Select bibliography; Index.

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