The Economy of Medieval Hungary is the first concise, English-language volume about the economic life of medieval Hungary. It is a product of the cooperation of specialists representing various disciplines of medieval studies, including archaeologists, archaeozoologists, specialists in medieval demography, historical hydrologists, climate and environmental historians, as well as archivists and church historians. The twenty-five chapters of the book focus on structures of medieval economy, different means and ways of human-nature interactions in production, and offer an overview of the different spheres of economic life, with a particular emphasis on taxation, income and commercial activity. Thanks to its interdisciplinary character, this volume is a basic handbook for the history of economy, production and material culture.Contributors are Krisztina Arany, László Bartosiewicz, Zoltán Batizi, Anna Zsófia Biller, Péter Csippán, László Daróczi-Szabó, Márta Daróczi-Szabó, István Draskóczy, István Feld, László Ferenczi, Erika Gál, Márton Gyöngyössy, István Kenyeres, István Kováts, András Kubinyi, Kyra Lyublyanovics, Árpád Nógrády, Éva Ágnes Nyerges, István Petrovics, Zsolt Pinke, Beatrix F. Romhányi, Katalin Szende, László Szende, Magdolna Szilágyi, Csaba Tóth, and Boglárka Weisz.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450 Series , #49|
|Product dimensions:||61.02(w) x 92.52(h) x (d)|
About the Author
József Laszlovszky is Professor of Medieval Studies at the Central European University, Budapest, and director of its Cultural Heritage Program. His research interests are monastic archaeology, preservation of cultural heritage as well as English–Hungarian relations in the Middle Ages.Balázs Nagy is Associate Professor of Medieval History at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and visiting faculty member at the Department of Medieval Studies at the Central European University, Budapest. His main research interests are medieval economic and urban history.Péter Szabó is Deputy Head at the Department of Vegetation Ecology, Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Brno. His main research interests are historical ecology and environmental history.András Vadas is Assistant Professor of Medieval History at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. His research interests are environmental, economic and urban history of the Middle Ages and the early modern period.
Table of Contents
Note on NamesAcknowledgementsList of Figures and TablesAbbreviationsNotes on ContributorsIntroduction: Hungarian Medieval Economic History: Sources, Research and Methodology József Laszlovszky, Balázs Nagy, Péter Szabó and András VadasPart 1 Structure1 Long-Term Environmental Changes in Medieval Hungary: Changes in Settlement Areas and Their Potential Drivers László Ferenczi, József Laszlovszky, Zsolt Pinke, Péter Szabó and András Vadas2 Demographic Issues in Late Medieval Hungary: Population, Ethnic Groups, Economic Activity András Kubinyi and József Laszlovszky3 Mobility, Roads and Bridges in Medieval Hungary Magdolna SzilágyiPart 2 Human-Nature Interaction in Production4 Agriculture in Medieval Hungary József Laszlovszky5 Animal Exploitation in Medieval Hungary László Bartosiewicz, Anna Zsófia Biller, Péter Csippán, László Daróczi-Szabó, Márta Daróczi-Szabó, Erika Gál, István Kováts, Kyra Lyublyanovics and Éva Ágnes Nyerges6 Mining in Medieval Hungary Zoltán Batizi7 Salt Mining and Trade in Hungary before the Mongol Invasion Beatrix F. Romhányi8 Salt Mining and the Salt Trade in Medieval Hungary from the mid-Thirteenth Century until the End of the Middle Ages István Draskóczy9 The Extent and Management of Woodland in Medieval Hungary Péter Szabó10 Water Management in Medieval Hungary László FerencziPart 3 Money, Incomes and Management11 Royal Revenues in the Árpádian Age Boglárka Weisz12 Seigneurial Dues and Taxation Principles in Late Medieval Hungary Árpád Nógrády13 Minting, Financial Administration and Coin Circulation in Hungary in the Árpádian and Angevin Periods (1000–1387) Csaba Tóth14 Coinage and Financial Administration in Late Medieval Hungary (1387–1526) Márton GyöngyössyPart 4 Spheres of Production15 The Ecclesiastic Economy in Medieval Hungary Beatrix F. Romhányi16 The Urban Economy in Medieval Hungary Katalin Szende17 The Medieval Market Town and Its Economy István Petrovics18 Crafts in Medieval Hungary László Szende19 The Economy of Castle Estates in the Late Medieval Kingdom of Hungary István KenyeresPart 5 Trade Relations20 Domestic Trade in the Árpádian Age Boglárka Weisz21 Professional Merchants and the Institutions of Trade: Domestic Trade in Late Medieval Hungary András Kubinyi22 Import Objects as Sources of the Economic History of Medieval Hungary István Feld23 Foreign Trade of Medieval Hungary Balázs Nagy24 Foreign Business Interests in Hungary in the Middle Ages Krisztina AranyAppendixList of ReferencesIndex of Geographic NamesIndex of Personal Names