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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert S Lopez; Irving W Raymond; Olivia Remie Constable
|ISBN:||0231123566 9780231123563 0231123574 9780231123570|
|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.|