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The Resource Commerce before capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600, Martha C. Howell

Commerce before capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600, Martha C. Howell

Label
Commerce before capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600
Title
Commerce before capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600
Statement of responsibility
Martha C. Howell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Martha C. Howell argues that the merchants, shopkeepers, artisans, and consumers in cities and courts throughout Western Europe were by no means proto-capitalist and did not consider their property a fungible asset. Even though they freely bought and sold property using sophisticated financial techniques, they preserved its capacity to secure social bonds by intensifying market regulations and by assigning new meaning to marriage, gift-giving, and consumption. Later generations have sometimes found such actions perplexing, often dismissing them as evidence that businesspeople of the late medieval and early modern worlds did not fully understand market rules. Howell, by contrast, shows that such practices were governed by a logic specific to their age and that, however primitive they may appear to subsequent generations, these practices made Europe's economic future possible. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howell, Martha C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commerce
  • Commerce
  • Europe
Label
Commerce before capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600, Martha C. Howell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Movable/immovable : what's in a name? -- "Pour l'amour et affection conjugale" -- Gift work -- The dangers of dress -- Rescuing commerce -- Afterword
Control code
ocn437186785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780521148504
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009038067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)437186785
Label
Commerce before capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600, Martha C. Howell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Movable/immovable : what's in a name? -- "Pour l'amour et affection conjugale" -- Gift work -- The dangers of dress -- Rescuing commerce -- Afterword
Control code
ocn437186785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780521148504
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009038067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)437186785

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