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Changing Values in Medieval Scotland : A Study of Prices, Money, and Weights and Measures - Elizabeth Gemmill

Changing Values in Medieval Scotland

A Study of Prices, Money, and Weights and Measures

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1995
ISBN: 9780521473859
Number Of Pages: 442

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This is a full-scale study of prices in medieval Scotland, c. 1260-1542, which includes detailed discussions of coinage, and weights and measures. Nearly 6,000 prices are listed individually, average prices are calculated for each commodity, and for groups of commodities such as cereals and livestock. Scots prices are compared with English, and the significance of the data for the economic history of medieval Scotland is analysed fully. This is the only full study to have been undertaken on Scots medieval prices, and there is no comparable work on Scottish medieval economic history in print.

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"...[an] exceptionally valuable work. This work is highly recommended, and it is indispensable for any economic historian of medieval and early-modern Britain." Albion "The excessive amount of effort devoted by the suthors to collecting their data demands a high degree of respect. ...I have the highest regard both for the effort and precision devoted to collecting and processing the data and for the intellectual challenge the interpretations represent... This book is an illustrative example of the complicated puzzle presented by price history, the solution of which will lead us closer to understanding the ins and outs of both the late medieval and early modern society." Leo Noordegraaf, Journal of Economic History

Introduction
Price trends in medieval Scotland
Prices in medieval Aberdeen with appendix of documents
Weights and measures
Currency
The price of victual and needful merchandise
Prices and the Scottish economy, 1260-1540
Select Bibliography
Glossary of unusual terms
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521473859
ISBN-10: 0521473853
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: 30th June 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.08  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 0.77

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