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A history of business in medieval Europe, 1200-1550, Edwin S. Hunt, James M. Murray

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A history of business in medieval Europe, 1200-1550
Title
A history of business in medieval Europe, 1200-1550
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Edwin S. Hunt, James M. Murray
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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. The remarkable success in coping with this hostile new environment was "a harvest of adversity" that prepared the way for the economic expansion of the sixteenth century
  • Two main themes run through the book. First, the force and direction of business development in this period stemmed primarily from the demands of the elite. Second, the lasting legacy of medieval businessmen was less their skillful adaptations of imported inventions than their brilliant innovations in business organization
  • "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. The remarkable success in coping with this hostile new environment was "a harvest of adversity" that prepared the way for the economic expansion of the sixteenth century." "Two main themes run through the book. First, the force and direction of business development in this period stemmed primarily from the demands of the elite. Second, the lasting legacy of medieval businessmen was less their skillful adaptations of imported inventions than their brilliant innovations in business organization."--BOOK JACKET
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Hunt, Edwin S
Dewey number
330.94/01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3495
LC item number
.H86 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1954-
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Murray, James M.
Series statement
Cambridge medieval textbooks
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  • Banks and banking
  • Economic history
  • Europe
  • Europe
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A history of business in medieval Europe, 1200-1550, Edwin S. Hunt, James M. Murray
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-268) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Business responses to the new environment
  • The fifteenth century: revolutionary results from old processes
  • Sources of capital in the late Middle Ages
  • A new age for business
  • Before the Black Death: progress and problems
  • Economics, culture, and geography of early medieval trade
  • Tools of trade: business organization
  • Traders and their tools
  • The politics of business
  • Business gets bigger: the super-company phenomenon
  • Business in the late Middle Ages: a harvest of adversity
  • The new business environment of the Middle Ages
Control code
39714058
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9780521495813
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
98038599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A history of business in medieval Europe, 1200-1550, Edwin S. Hunt, James M. Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Business responses to the new environment
  • The fifteenth century: revolutionary results from old processes
  • Sources of capital in the late Middle Ages
  • A new age for business
  • Before the Black Death: progress and problems
  • Economics, culture, and geography of early medieval trade
  • Tools of trade: business organization
  • Traders and their tools
  • The politics of business
  • Business gets bigger: the super-company phenomenon
  • Business in the late Middle Ages: a harvest of adversity
  • The new business environment of the Middle Ages
Control code
39714058
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9780521495813
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
98038599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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