A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550 by Edwin S. Hunt, James Murray

By Edwin S. Hunt, James Murray

A background of commercial in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550, demolishes the generally held view that the word "medieval business" is an oxymoron. The authors evaluate the complete variety of industrial in medieval western Europe, probing its Roman and Christian historical past to find the industrial and political forces that formed the association of agriculture, production, building, mining, transportation, and advertising. Then they take care of the responses of businessmen to the devastating plagues, famines, and struggle that beset Europe within the past due heart a while. Medieval businessmen's impressive luck in dealing with this adversarial new setting ready the best way for the industrial enlargement of the 16th century.

Show description

Read or Download A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) PDF

Best middle ages books

Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain (Medieval History and Archaeology)

The numerous personality of Britain's geographical region and cities offers groups with a powerful experience of neighborhood identification. probably the most major positive factors of the southern British panorama is the way in which that its personality differs from zone to sector, with compact villages within the Midlands contrasting with the sprawling hamlets of East Anglia and remoted farmsteads of Devon.

Bodies and Disciplines: Intersections of Literature and History in Fifteenth-Century England (Medieval Cultures)

Situated on practices of the body-human our bodies, the “body politic”-Bodies and Disciplines considers a desirable and principally uncanonical team of texts, in addition to public dramas, rituals, and spectacles, from multidisciplinary views. the result's a quantity that includes insights from background, literature, medieval stories, and demanding concept, drawing from the strengths of every self-discipline to light up a comparatively little-studied interval.

Medieval Philosophy (Routledge History of Philosophy, Volume 3)

This 3rd quantity is dedicated to the philosophical traditions that arose within the heart a long time, encompassing Arab, Jewish and Latin thinkers.

Autobiographical Poems (Cambridge Medieval Classics, Volume 6)

The autobiographical poems of Gregory of Nazianzus, fourth-century Father of the Greek Church, are amazing not just for a hugely person photo of the Byzantine global but additionally for moments which are intimate, passionate and relocating. This e-book comprises Greek textual content and dealing with English translation of a range from his 100 or so surviving poems.

Extra info for A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)

Example text

Enhanced production of cereal crops demanded more lands beyond the settled islands of traditional village communities surrounded by tracts of forests, swamps, and waste. The conquest of the medieval frontier from the ninth to the thirteenth century is perhaps the best demonstration of the power inherent in the manorial social system. The dynamic was much the same: lords provided capital and incentives to peasants in order to capture their labor for the realization of a variety of objectives. Here, the lords – monasteries, princes, knights – offered peasants special privileges and power over newly won agricultural land.

Before the Black Death nessman in their integration of regional and long-distance trade through urban centers following the established pattern of annual fairs. And in true medieval fashion, they succeeded in becoming something new in the guise of something old, conforming to the role of a rendezvous of merchants while at the same time becoming a bridge between the great European economic zones of north and Mediterranean south. We have seen that medieval business grew in the interstices of the dominant institutional forms of lordship and peasant-based agriculture.

The Champagne fairs are significant for many reasons, but above all they symbolize the true dawning of the age of the international busi-  Part I. Before the Black Death nessman in their integration of regional and long-distance trade through urban centers following the established pattern of annual fairs. And in true medieval fashion, they succeeded in becoming something new in the guise of something old, conforming to the role of a rendezvous of merchants while at the same time becoming a bridge between the great European economic zones of north and Mediterranean south.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 9 votes