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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Lopez; Irving W Raymond; Olivia Remie Constable
ISBN: 0231123566 9780231123563 0231123574 9780231123570
OCLC Number: 48438544
Description: xx, 472 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Note on coinage, weights, and other technical terms. --
pt. 1. At the origins of the commercial revolution. 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. The development of markets ; The growth of the merchant class ; The diversification of merchandise ; The evolution of the means of exchange. --
pt. 3. Commercial contracts and commercial investments. Loans and the problem of interest ; The contract of exchange and its double function ; The sea loan and the sea exchange ; The Commenda contract ; Partnerships and other contracts used in land trade ; Depositors, factors, and commission agents ; Some other forms of agreement ; Informal commercial papers. --
pt. 4. The route and the thorns along it. Transportation by sea ; Transportation by land ; The development of insurance contracts ; Commercial litigation and sharp business practices ; Business failures and their settlement ; International disputes over trade. --
pt. 5. Tools and ideas. Manuals ; The progress of accounting methods ; Commercial correspondence ; Moral standards and practical advice.
Series Title: Records of Western civilization.
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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