Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe

Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe

by Peter Spufford


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ISBN-13: 9780500285947
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mariannep on LibraryThing 28 days ago
A fascinating account on medieval trade, focusing on long-distance trade of both bulk, standard goods and luxury items. Mostly seems to cover 13th, 14th and 15th century developments.There's information on goods (interesting from a medieval consumer point of view), travel routes, technology, merchant methods, banking, money...It has many illustrations which are already interesting if you are curious about medieval culture and lifestyles.
xenophonmil More than 1 year ago
A much needed study of medieval economy that should replace all the wrong ideas in common circulation. Spuford's "Money and its Use in Medieval Europe" is too expensive for average reader. His many other scholarly contributions are difficult to obtain. But this book begins in 13th century. He would have provided even more valuable revision by starting in the 6th or 7th centuries.