Dark Age Economics: A New Audit

Dark Age Economics: A New Audit

by Richard Hodges
     
 

ISBN-10: 0715636790

ISBN-13: 9780715636794

Pub. Date: 07/05/2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

In Dark Age Economics: a new audit, Richard Hodges reviews and enlarges upon the debate that continues since his ground-breaking Dark Age Economics: the origins of towns and trade was first published. This book pays special attention is given to new archaeological evidence for managing agrarian economies and how this shaped the evolution of

Overview

In Dark Age Economics: a new audit, Richard Hodges reviews and enlarges upon the debate that continues since his ground-breaking Dark Age Economics: the origins of towns and trade was first published. This book pays special attention is given to new archaeological evidence for managing agrarian economies and how this shaped the evolution of the earliest medieval urban communities.

Ranging across western Europe, with an emphasis upon the role of the Church as an agent of change, the author advances a new thesis about the shift from the consumption economies of Antiquity to the emphasis on production in the Middle Ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780715636794
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/05/2012
Series:
Duckworth Debates in Archaeology
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Debate
Models
The 'Original Affluent Society'?
Of 'Mushroom Cities' and 'Mouseholes'
New Directions
Bibliography
Index

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