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Medieval trade in the Mediterranean world : illustrative documents

Author: Robert S Lopez; Irving W Raymond; Olivia Remie Constable
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series: Records of Western civilization.; Records of civilization, sources and studies, no. 52.
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Within their conceptual framework of a medieval Mediterranean World and a commercial revolution, Lopez and Raymond assemble 208 merchant documents celebrating capitalism. They present them in topical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Lopez; Irving W Raymond; Olivia Remie Constable
ISBN: 0231123566 9780231123563 0231123574 9780231123570
OCLC Number: 466877309
Notes: Reprint, with new foreword and updated bibliography. Originally published 1955 in the series: Records of civilization, sources, and studies ; no. 52.
Description: xx, 472 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Table of Contents Foreword Introduction 3 Note on Coinage, Weights, and Other Technical Terms 10 Pt. 1 At the Origins of the Commercial Revolution I Commerce in the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim East, and the Catholic West 19 Pt. 2 Markets, Merchants, Merchandise, and Means of Exchange During the Commercial Revolution II The Development of Markets 51 III The Growth of the Merchant Class 87 IV The Diversification of Merchandise 108 V The Evolution of the Means of Exchange 143 Pt. 3 Commercial Contracts and Commercial Investments VI Loans and the Problem of Interest 157 VII The Contract of Exchange and Its Double Function 162 VIII The Sea Loan and the Sea Exchange 168 IX The Commenda Contract 174 X Partnerships and Other Contracts Used in Land Trade 185 XI Depositors, Factors, and Commission Agents 212 XII Some Other Forms of Agreement 221 XIII Informal Commercial Papers 229 Pt. 4 The Route and the Thorns Along it XIV Transportation by Sea 239 XV Transportation by Land 248 XVI The Development of Insurance Contracts 255 XVII Commercial Litigation and Sharp Business Practices 266 XVIII Business Failures and their Settlement 290 XIX International Disputes over Trade 303 XX Legal Restrictions of Trade 327 Pt. 5 Tools and Ideas XXI Manuals 341 XXII The Progress of Accounting Methods 359 XXIII Commercial Correspondence 378 XXIV Moral Standards and Practical Advice 408 List of Works Cited 427 Bibliography 447 Index 461
Series Title: Records of Western civilization.; Records of civilization, sources and studies, no. 52.
Responsibility: translated with introductions and notes by Robert S. Lopez and Irving W. Raymond ; with a foreword and bibliography by Olivia Remie Constable.

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