A comprehensive picture of the role of merchants and money in the medieval world. It covers the financial revolutions of the 13th century that led to the rise of modern banking, borrowing and insurance, luxury markets amd the balance of trade.
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Spufford was until 2001 Professor of European History, University of Cambridge.
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Descripción Estado de conservación: New. The earliest surviving cheque was drawn in 1365 by two Florentines to pay a draper for black cloth for a family funeral . . . In 1360 a banker in Barcelona was beheaded in front of his bank for failing to honour his clients' accounts . . . In 1477 a confidence-trickster persuaded a citizen of Cologne to buy shares in a non-existent silver mine . . . From a thousand tiny facts like these, the fruit of nearly thirty years' research, Spufford builds up a picture of the medieval business world. Following the story of burgeoning growth, the tale traverses Europe along the ancient trade routes by which Asian spices and Venetian glass, furs from Russia and falcons from Iceland, wines from Bordeaux and tapestries from the Netherlands were distributed. Appropriately, the book itself is opulently produced, illustrated with details from the backgrounds of altarpieces and the margins of illuminated manuscripts. . . achieves that increasingly rare combination of scholarly rigour and fascinating, always accessible, information and narrative. TABLET. Nº de ref. de la librería 1430
Descripción Thames & Hudson, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110500285942
Descripción Thames & Hudson. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0500285942 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.3099792