Economy and Nature in the Fourteenth Century: Money, Market Exchange, and the Emergence of Scientific Thoughtby Joel Kaye
Pub. Date: 09/28/2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Historians of medieval science have hesitated to step outside the sphere of intellectual culture in their search for factors influencing proto-scientific thought. This book searches for influences both within and beyond university culture, and argues that the transformation of the conceptual model of the natural world c. 1260-1380 was strongly influenced by the contemporary rapid monetization of European society.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series, #35
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The economic background: monetisation and monetary consciousness in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; 2. The Aristotelian model of money and economic exchange; 3. The earliest Latin commentaries on the Aristotelian model of economic exchange: Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas; 4. Models of economic equality and equalisation in the thirteenth century; 5. Evolving models of money and market exchange in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; 6. Linking the scholastic model of money as measure to proto-scientific innovations in fourteenth-century natural philosophy; 7. Linking scholastic models of monetised exchange to innovations in fourteenth-century mathematics and natural philosophy.
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