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The Resource Institutions and European Trade : Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800, Sheilagh Ogilvie

Institutions and European Trade : Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800, Sheilagh Ogilvie

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Institutions and European Trade : Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800
Title
Institutions and European Trade
Title remainder
Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800
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Sheilagh Ogilvie
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Cambridge Studies in Economic History comprises stimulating and accessible economic history which actively builds bridges to other disciplines. Books in the series will illuminate why the issues they address are important and interesting, place their findings in a comparative context, and relate their research to wider debates and controversies. The series will combine innovative and exciting new research by younger researchers with new approaches to major issues by senior scholars. It will publish distinguished work regardless of chronological period or geographical location"--
  • What was the role of merchant guilds in the medieval and early modern economy? Does their wide prevalence and long survival mean they were efficient institutions that benefited the whole economy? Or did they simply offer an effective way for the rich and powerful to increase their wealth, at the expense of outsiders, customers and society as a whole? These privileged associations of businessmen were key institutions in the European economy from 1000 to 1800. Historians debate merchant guilds' role in the Commercial Revolution, economists use them to support theories about institutions and development, and policy-makers view them as prime examples of social capital, with important lessons for modern economies. The author's new history of commercial institutions shows how the answers to such questions can help us understand which types of institution made trade grow, why institutions exist, and how corporate privileges affect economic efficiency and human well-being
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Ogilvie, Sheilagh C
Dewey number
382.094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3495
LC item number
.O45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in economic history. Second series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guilds
  • Merchants
  • Europe
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Commerce
  • Merchants
  • Europe
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Institutions and European Trade : Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800, Sheilagh Ogilvie
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-475) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Merchant guilds, efficiency, and social capital -- 2. What was a merchant guild? -- 3. Local merchant guilds -- 4. Alien merchant guilds and companies -- 5. Merchant guilds and rulers -- 6. Commercial security -- 7. Contract enforcement -- 8. Principal-agent problems -- 9. Information -- 10. Price volatility -- 11. Institutions, social capital and economic development
Control code
694679194
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 493 pages
Isbn
9780521747929
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010052617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)694679194
Label
Institutions and European Trade : Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800, Sheilagh Ogilvie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-475) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Merchant guilds, efficiency, and social capital -- 2. What was a merchant guild? -- 3. Local merchant guilds -- 4. Alien merchant guilds and companies -- 5. Merchant guilds and rulers -- 6. Commercial security -- 7. Contract enforcement -- 8. Principal-agent problems -- 9. Information -- 10. Price volatility -- 11. Institutions, social capital and economic development
Control code
694679194
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 493 pages
Isbn
9780521747929
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010052617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)694679194

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