The Birth of Western Economy: Economic Aspects of the Dark Ages

Latouche, Robert

Published by Barnes and Noble, New York, 1961
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. xviii, 341 pp, list of 12 half-tone illustrations, list of 4 maps (2 fold-outs), Foreword by Philip Grierson, introduction, Part I. The Component Forces: I. The Roman World: State Control in the Late Empire; II. The Roman World: Conditions of Rural Life; III. The Germanic World: Its Primitive Economy; IV. The Christian Church: Its Economic Doctrine -- The Result of Its Triumph. Part II. the Merovingian Age: I. Farming and Agriculture in the Very Early Middle Ages: Old Theories and New Horizons; II. Farming in the very Early Middle Ages (cont.): Mansus, Villa and Husbandry; III. The Eclipse of Town Life and the Influence of the Church on Its Evolution; IV. The So-Called 'Grand Commerce' of the Merovingian Period; V. Coinage and Currency. The Seas and Shipping. Part III. the Early Carolingians: A Temporary Restoration: I. Charlemagne and a Controlled economy. Reform of the Currency; II. Trade and Barter under the Early Carolingians; III. The 'Villa' of Charlemagne's time: Farming and Manufacture; IV. the Structure of the Great Estate and the Origin of the Rural 'Seigneurie'. Part IV. The Laborious Birth of a Western Civilization: I. The Vikings and Scandinavian Expansion; II. The Resurgence of Town Life and of Commercial Activity; III. The Expansion and Development of agriculture in the Eleventh Century; conclusion, bibliography, index. Translated from the French by E. M. Wilkinson. First American Edition, 1961. "The primary emphasis of this study falls upon the important role played by the northern part of Europe, France, the Low Countries, and Western Germany, in the formation of the economic structure of the period, and includes the trans-atlantic explorations of the Vikings annd of their opening of trade routes in the Baltic Sea and in the rivers of Russia. The author suggests that the Germanic invasions and decadence, and not the Muslim conquests were responsible for the destruction of the Mediterranean economy." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Inked name on ffep. 1/4" chip along top edge of spine dj with 1" or less closed tears to spine corners, and fading to same. Faintly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and green top text block edge. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004229

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Title: The Birth of Western Economy: Economic ...

Publisher: Barnes and Noble, New York

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Edition: First American Edition

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