An economic history of medieval Europe
This straightforward, clear and very approachable account of the development of the European economy and its infrastructure from the second century to 1500 has been deservedly popular with students and general readers alike since it was first publishes some twenty years ago.
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The early Middle Ages
The expansion of the medieval economy
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