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The medieval super-companies : a study of the Peruzzi Company of Florence

Author: Edwin S Hunt
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book breaks new ground by focusing on the great Florentine "super-companies" of the early fourteenth century in their own right. The author closely examines the Peruzzi Company in particular, describing its ownership, family connections, scope of business, organization structure, accounting systems, and its history from 1300 to its dissolution in bankruptcy court in 1347. From this analysis, the author offers a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Hunt
ISBN: 0521461561 9780521461566
OCLC Number: 29386865
Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Anatomy of the medieval super-company. 1. The company and the family. 2. The nature of the business. 3. The structure of the Peruzzi Company. 4. The accounting of the Peruzzi Company --
pt. II. History of the Peruzzi Company from its reorganization in 1300. 5. The prosperous years, 1300-1324. 6. The decline begins, 1325-1335. 7. The critical years, 1335-1340. 8. The collapse, 1340-1343. 9. The aftermath --
App.: I Genealogical charts of the Peruzzi family --
App.: II Peruzzi Company balances at July 1, 1335 --
App.: III Peruzzi Company and shareholder data --
App.: IV Exchange rate trends --
App.: V Giovanni Villani: his background and reliability.
Responsibility: Edwin S. Hunt.
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