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The Resource The medieval super-companies : a study of the Peruzzi Company of Florence, Edwin S. Hunt

The medieval super-companies : a study of the Peruzzi Company of Florence, Edwin S. Hunt

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The medieval super-companies : a study of the Peruzzi Company of Florence
Title
The medieval super-companies
Title remainder
a study of the Peruzzi Company of Florence
Statement of responsibility
Edwin S. Hunt
Title variation
Medieval super companies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book breaks new ground by focusing on the great Florentine "super-companies" of the early fourteenth century in their own right. The author closely examines the Peruzzi Company in particular, describing its ownership, family connections, scope of business, organization structure, accounting systems, and its history from 1300 to its dissolution in bankruptcy court in 1347. From this analysis, the author offers a radical reassessment of the nature and role of these extraordinary organizations. He establishes that although they engaged in all forms of commerce in substantial volume, what made them exceptional was commodity trading, especially in grain, which they conducted on a heroic scale. It was this activity that required heavy capital, sophisticated organization, and an international network. But the author also exposes the limitations of their financial power and explodes the myth that their downfall was caused mainly by bad loans to Edward III to finance his invasions of France. This book is much more than a business history. It presents the operations of these companies in the context of the swiftly moving political, military, and economic developments in Florence, the Mediterranean, and western Europe during a tumultuous period
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Hunt, Edwin S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Compagnia dei Peruzzi
  • Merchants
  • Florence (Italy)
Label
The medieval super-companies : a study of the Peruzzi Company of Florence, Edwin S. Hunt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-283) 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
pt. I. Anatomy of the medieval super-company. 1. The company and the family. 2. The nature of the business. 3. The structure of the Peruzzi Company. 4. The accounting of the Peruzzi Company -- pt. II. History of the Peruzzi Company from its reorganization in 1300. 5. The prosperous years, 1300-1324. 6. The decline begins, 1325-1335. 7. The critical years, 1335-1340. 8. The collapse, 1340-1343. 9. The aftermath -- App.: I Genealogical charts of the Peruzzi family -- App.: II Peruzzi Company balances at July 1, 1335 -- App.: III Peruzzi Company and shareholder data -- App.: IV Exchange rate trends -- App.: V Giovanni Villani: his background and reliability
Control code
29386865
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780521461566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1619458
Label
The medieval super-companies : a study of the Peruzzi Company of Florence, Edwin S. Hunt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-283) 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
pt. I. Anatomy of the medieval super-company. 1. The company and the family. 2. The nature of the business. 3. The structure of the Peruzzi Company. 4. The accounting of the Peruzzi Company -- pt. II. History of the Peruzzi Company from its reorganization in 1300. 5. The prosperous years, 1300-1324. 6. The decline begins, 1325-1335. 7. The critical years, 1335-1340. 8. The collapse, 1340-1343. 9. The aftermath -- App.: I Genealogical charts of the Peruzzi family -- App.: II Peruzzi Company balances at July 1, 1335 -- App.: III Peruzzi Company and shareholder data -- App.: IV Exchange rate trends -- App.: V Giovanni Villani: his background and reliability
Control code
29386865
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780521461566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1619458

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