A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550 / Edition 1

A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550 / Edition 1

by Edwin S. Hunt, James Murray, James M. Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521499232

ISBN-13: 9780521499231

Pub. Date: 12/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550, demolishes the widely held view that the phrase "medieval business" is an oxymoron. The authors review the entire range of business in medieval western Europe, probing its Roman and Christian heritage to discover the economic and political forces that shaped the organization of agriculture, manufacturing,

Overview

A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550, demolishes the widely held view that the phrase "medieval business" is an oxymoron. The authors review the entire range of business in medieval western Europe, probing its Roman and Christian heritage to discover the economic and political forces that shaped the organization of agriculture, manufacturing, construction, mining, transportation, and marketing. Then they deal with the responses of businessmen to the devastating plagues, famines, and warfare that beset Europe in the late Middle Ages. Medieval businessmen's remarkable success in coping with this hostile new environment prepared the way for the economic expansion of the sixteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521499231
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Medieval Textbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Before the Black Death: Progress and Problems: 1. Economics, culture, and geography of early medieval trade; 2; Tools of trade: business organization; 3. Traders and their tools; 4. The politics of business; 5. Business gets bigger: the super-company phenomenon; Part II. Business in the Late Middle Ages: A Harvest of Adversity: Introduction; 6. The new business environment of the Middle Ages; 7. Business responses to the new environment; 8. The fifteenth century: revolutionary results from old processes; 9. Sources of capital in the late Middle Ages; 10. A new age for business; Conclusions; Further reading.

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