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The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages, 950-1350 - Robert S. Lopez

The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages, 950-1350

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Published: 7th June 1976
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Professor Robert Lopez provides an incisive analysis of the economic structure of the Middle Ages. He makes use of modern economic concepts to explain how an underdeveloped economic system gave birth to the commercial revolution through which Europe succeeded in developing itself. The book goes far beyond the familiar picture of medieval European society, with its magnificent cathedrals and imposing castles, to concentrate instead on the walled cities and open countryside, for it was here that the revolution was born. Deftly and concisely, Professor Lopez traces the history of this remarkable economic upheaval which saw the rise of merchants and craftsmen and the decline of agricultural dependence by the society.

Roman and Barbarian precedents
The growth of self-centered agriculture
The take-off of the commercial revolution
The uneven diffusion of commercialization
Between crafts and industry
The response of the agricultural society
Index
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ISBN: 9780521290463
ISBN-10: 0521290465
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 7th June 1976
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 21.3  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.26