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The wheels of commerce

Author: Fernand Braudel
Publisher: London : Collins, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the second volume of this trilogy Braudel turns his attention to the markets and exchanges that have been the real motors of change. Peddlers, merchants, fairs, market stalls, the first stock exchanges, means of travel and communication, styles of life and social mores.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernand Braudel
ISBN: 000216132X 9780002161329
OCLC Number: 10003620
Notes: Translation of: Les jeux de l'Echange.
Description: 670 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: The instruments of exchange (Europe, the wheels of trade at the lowest level ; Europe, the wheels of trade at the highest level ; The world outside Europe) --
Markets and the economy (Merchants and trade circuits ; Trading profits, supply and demand ; Markets and their geography ; National economies and the balance of trade ; Locating the market) --
Production, or capitalism away from home (Capital, capitalist, capitalism ; Land and money ; Capitalism and pre-industry ; Transport and capitalist enterprise). Capitalism on home ground (At the top of world trade ; Capitalist choices and strategies ; Individual firms and merchant companies) --
Society: a set of sets (Social hierachies ; The all-pervasive state ; Civilizations do not always put up a fight ; Capitalism outside Europe)
Responsibility: Fernand Braudel ; translation from the French by Siân Reynolds.

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In the second volume of this trilogy Braudel turns his attention to the markets and exchanges that have been the real motors of change. Peddlers, merchants, fairs, market stalls, the first stock exchanges, means of travel and communication, styles of life and social mores.

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