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Medieval Economic Thought (Diana Wood) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521452601
Medieval Economic Thought (Diana Wood) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521452601
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Title: Medieval Economic Thought

Author: Wood, Diana

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521452601

Volumes: 1; Pages: 274

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This book offers an introduction to medieval economic thought, as it emerges from the works of the twelfth to the fifteenth century academic theologians, lawyers and other sources. Using Italian merchants' writings, vernacular poetry, parliamentary legislation, and manorial court rolls, it discusses property, charity, the role of money, weights, measures, coinage, trade, fair price and fair wage. It makes a relatively neglected subject accessible by exploring the relationship between theory and practice.ContentsPrefaceIntroduction: problems, evidence, and background1. Private property versus communal rights: the conflict of two laws2. Wealth, beggary, and sufficiency3. What is money?4. Sovereign concerns: weights, measures, and coinage5. The mercantile system6. The just price and the just wage7. The nature of usury: the usurer as winner8. The theory of interest: the usurer as loserConclusionAppendix: notes on the main writers and anonymous works used in the textGlossaryBibliographyReviews"Insightful. ... Highly recommended."--Catholic Library World"A very useful and up-to-date summary of current scholarship. ... No comparable work of synthesis exists."--History
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