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Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages, 950-1350

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ISBN-10: 0521290465

ISBN-13: 9780521290463

Edition: 1976

Authors: Robert S. Lopez

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/26/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.51" wide x 7.99" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Robert S. Lopez was professor of history at Yale University.Irving W. Raymond was professor of history at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.Olivia Remie Constable is associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.

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