Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe
"In this book, Henri Pirenne, the great Belgian economic historian, traces the character and general movement of the economic and social evolution of Western Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the middle of the fifteenth century. From the breakup of the economic equilibrium of the ancient world to the revival of commerce, the redevelopment of credit, the trade of commodities, the origins of urban industry, and the rebirth of new forms of protectionism, mercantilism, and capitalism, Pirenne presents as complete a picture of the medieval world as is possible in one volume." -- Back cover.
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Points of interest: A. Generalization Exchange and trade had sunk to lowest ebb in ninth century. One lasting result of Crusades - to give Italian towns mastery of Mediterranean. Flanders the one ... Read full review
Great book.Read his other books also.He explains the real reson of the decline of Europe.ISLAM