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Shaping medieval markets : the organisation of commodity markets in Holland, c. 1200-c. 1450

Author: Jessica Dijkman
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Global economic history series, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the late Middle Ages the county of Holland experienced a process of uncommonly rapid commercialisation. Comparing Holland to England and Flanders this book examines how the institutions that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dijkman, Jessica.
Shaping medieval markets.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2011022975
(OCoLC)730114568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Dijkman
ISBN: 9789004201491 9004201491
OCLC Number: 754793404
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 447 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: 1. Holland: a commercialising economy --
An institutional approach --
Research questions --
PART I. THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK: TRADE VENUES --
2. Fairs --
Fairs and transaction costs --
Fairs in Holland: a chronological reconstruction --
Economic function --
Power and politics --
3. Rural markets c. 1200-c. 1350: a late start? --
Urban intrusion or urban attraction --
Lords and their involvement with rural markets --
4. New institutions for rural trade (c. 1350-c. 1450) --
Seaside fish markets and the sea-fish trade --
Rural weigh houses and the dairy trade --
5. The Dordrecht staple --
The Dordrecht staple in an international perspective --
Dordrecht and its neighbours --
PART II. THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK: RULES AND PRACTICES --
6. Weighing and measuring --
Control over weights and measures --
Standards and standardisation --
Enforcement --
7. Contract enforcement --
Merchant guilds --
From divine judgement to schepenkenning --
Sureties --
Public registration of debts --
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PART III. MARKET PERFORMANCE: QUANTITATIVE TESTS --
8. Market integration --
The impact of institutional and non-institutional factors --
Methods and data --
Price volatility --
Price integration --
9. Market orientation --
Holland --
Flanders --
England --
10. Conclusions --
Endogenous factors --
Exogenous factors --
Commodity markets and factor markets --
Appendices --
Survey of fairs --
Rural weigh houses in the north of Holland around 1400 --
Charters of urban liberties --
Wheat prices.
Series Title: Global economic history series, v. 8.
Responsibility: by Jessica Dijkman.
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[Shaping medieval markets] deepens our understanding of the economy of Holland. But more than that, Dijkman has succeeded in presenting an original and valuable contribution to the ongoing debates on Read more...

 
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