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

By Edwin S. Hunt,James Murray

This ebook demolishes the generally held view that the word 'medieval company' is an oxymoron. The authors overview the whole diversity of commercial in medieval western Europe, probing its Roman and Christian historical past to find the commercial and political forces that formed the association of agriculture, production, building, mining, transportation and advertising. Businessmen's responses to the devastating plagues, famines, and war that beset Europe within the overdue heart a while are both good coated. Medieval businessmen's striking luck in dealing with this opposed new atmosphere used to be 'a harvest of adversity' that ready the best way for the commercial enlargement of the 16th century. major topics run via this publication. First, the strength and course of commercial improvement during this interval stemmed basically from the calls for of the elite. moment, the lasting legacy of medieval businessmen was once much less their skillful variations of imported innovations than their significant recommendations in company organization.

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