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The Resource An anatomy of trade in medieval writing : value, consent, and community, Lianna Farber

An anatomy of trade in medieval writing : value, consent, and community, Lianna Farber

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An anatomy of trade in medieval writing : value, consent, and community
Title
An anatomy of trade in medieval writing
Title remainder
value, consent, and community
Statement of responsibility
Lianna Farber
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Economics, in our modern sense of the term, was not a discipline in the Middle Ages, although the history of economic thought is often written as though it were. Lianna Farber restores the core economic concept of trade to its medieval contexts, showing that it contains three component parts: value, consent, and community. Medieval writing about trade not only relies on these elements, it presents them as unproblematic."
  • "By addressing texts in which each element of trade is discussed directly, Farber demonstrates that this straightforward picture is falsely reassuring. In fact, these ideas were deeply contested. In the end, Farber reveals, writing about trade was not descriptive but argumentative, analyzing the act in an attempt to justify it. Such texts reveal deep intellectual uncertainties about the market society they advocated. An Anatomy of Trade in Medieval Writing benefits from Farber's close reading of literary sources, among them the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer and Robert Henryson; theological sources, including the writing of Thomas Aquinas and Richard of Middleton; and legal sources such as the canon law on marriage formation. A contribution to our understanding of medieval life and thought, this book implies a need to reconsider the genealogy of economics as a way of thinking about the world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JSTOR
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Farber, Lianna
Dewey number
381/.094/0902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB79
LC item number
.F37 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • Europe
  • Economics
  • Commerce in literature
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Commerce
  • Commerce in literature
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Europe
  • Literatur
  • Handel
  • Handel
  • Europa
  • Handel
  • Europa
Label
An anatomy of trade in medieval writing : value, consent, and community, Lianna Farber
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The story of trade -- 2. Value -- 3. Consent -- 4. Community
Control code
1042329684
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501721441
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvx8s
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042329684
Label
An anatomy of trade in medieval writing : value, consent, and community, Lianna Farber
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The story of trade -- 2. Value -- 3. Consent -- 4. Community
Control code
1042329684
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501721441
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvx8s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042329684

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