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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 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Note on Coinage, Weights, and Other Technical Terms Pt. 1. At the Origins of the Commercial Revolution I. Commerce in the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim East, and the Catholic West Pt. 2. Markets, Merchants, Merchandise, and Means of Exchange During the Commercial Revolution II. The Development of Markets III. The Growth of the Merchant Class IV. The Diversification of Merchandise V. The Evolution of the Means of Exchange Pt. 3. Commercial Contracts and Commercial Investments VI. Loans and the Problem of Interest VII. The Contract of Exchange and Its Double Function VIII. The Sea Loan and the Sea Exchange IX. The Commenda Contract X. Partnerships and Other Contracts Used in Land Trade XI. Depositors, Factors, and Commission Agents XII. Some Other Forms of Agreement XIII. Informal Commercial Papers Pt. 4. The Route and the Thorns Along It XIV. Transportation by Sea XV. Transportation by Land XVI. The Development of Insurance Contracts XVII. Commercial Litigation and Sharp Business Practices XVIII. Business Failures and their Settlement XIX. International Disputes over Trade XX. Legal Restrictions of Trade Pt. 5. Tools and Ideas XXI. Manuals XXII. The Progress of Accounting Methods XXIII. Commercial Correspondence XXIV. Moral Standards and Practical Advice List of Works Cited Bibliography Index
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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