Gold & Spices: The Rise of Commerce in the Middle Ages

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Holmes & Meier, 1998 - History - 390 pages
"Eminent medievalist Jean Favier introduces and analyzes the political, social, moral, and economic milieux of the late Middle Ages that engendered Europe's transformation from feudalism to capitalism. ... Favier reveals that the ultimate consequence of this risk-taking was not merely the accumulation of wealth by such families as the Medici and the Fuggers, but the transposition of social and aesthetic values upon the populace, leading to the rise of the middle class."--Jacket.

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A painstakingly detailed account of the development of capitalist institutions and practices in Europe from the 11th to the 15th centuries by a French historian. Favier's story is in many ways a ... Read full review

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An excellent study of medieval commerce unfortunately ruined for English-speakers by a translation that strips out the footnotes of the original. Read full review


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