A Commercialising Economy
England, 1086 to c1300
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|Format:||Hardback, 304 pages|
|Other Information: ||5 illustrations, bibliography, index|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 02 March 1995|
This text focuses on a formative period in the development of the English economy. Between the making of the Domesday Book and the end of the 13th century, far-reaching changes occured in the scale and organization of economic activity. The volume of trade expanded and involved a greater proportion of both the population and the goods produced. New financial and commercial institutions were created, and more business-like attitudes became prevalent, and the market came increasingly to determine what was produced. In short, economic life was becoming more commercialized. This work examines the course and the consequences of these changes. It considers the impact of commercialization upon different commodities and different producers, and the effect upon that process of traditional relationships between landlords and tenants. It also questions whether people were better off in 1300 than in 1086, and whether or not there was real economic growth over this period.
Table of Contents
Commercialization and economic development in England, 1000-1300, R.H. Britnell; the dynamic role of the market in the Anglo-Norman economy and beyond, 1086-1300, Graeme Donald Snooks; modelling medieval monetization; Nicholas Mayhew; Jewish lending and the medieval English economy, Robert C. Stacey; disposing of a surplus, or producing for the market? some reflections on woodland and pasture sales on the Winchester manors in the 13th century, David L. Farmer; how commericalized was the seigneurial sector of English agriculture c.1300? some evidence from the hinterland of London, Bruce M.S. Campbell. Appendices: a note on the calculation of GDP and GDP per capita in 1086 and c.1300, Graeme Donald Snooks; the calculation of GDP from Domesday Book, Nicholas Mayhew; a note on the calculation of GDP for 1086 and c.1300, Christopher Dyer.
|Publisher: ||Manchester University Press|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 13.0 centimeters|