Shaping Medieval Markets: The Organisation of Commodity Markets in Holland, c. 1200–c. 1450 (Global Economic History Series, Volume 8)

Shaping Medieval Markets: The Organisation of Commodity Markets in Holland, c. 1200–c. 1450 (Global Economic History Series, Volume 8)

Jessica Dijkman


The overdue center a while witnessed the transformation of the county of Holland from a peripheral agrarian area to a hugely commercialised and urbanised one. This publication examines how the enterprise of commodity markets contributed to this amazing improvement. evaluating Holland to England and Flanders, the booklet exhibits that Hollands particular heritage of reclamation and payment had given upward push to a beneficial stability of powers among nation, the Aristocracy, cities and rural groups that diminished possibilities for rent-seeking and favoured the increase of effective markets. This allowed burghers, peasants and fishermen to take complete good thing about new possibilities offered via altering monetary and ecological situations within the overdue fourteenth and early 15th centuries.

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