Institutions and European Trade: Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800

Institutions and European Trade: Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800

by Sheilagh Ogilvie
     
 

A magisterial new history of commercial institutions developed through the study of merchant guilds.See more details below

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A magisterial new history of commercial institutions developed through the study of merchant guilds.

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''this is a very important book that gives rise to a number of highly significant questions for future research." -Reviews in History, Shami Ghosh

"Ogilvie’s conclusion has profound implications for the study of economic institutions, and that is what makes this an important book — one might even call it a game-changer." -EH-Net, Donald J.Harreld

"Sheilagh Ogilvie offers an erudite critique of the medieval and early modern merchant guilds, so often defended in academic debates." -Gladden J. Pappin, Journal of Markets and Morality

"This book not only effectively demolishes the efficiency thesis regarding merchant guilds, but, more importantly, also provides a framework for analysing institutional change, and it will define the terms of how social institutions should be researched and evaluated for years to come." -Economic History Review.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521747929
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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