The Byzantine Economy
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Byzantine Economy by Angeliki E. Laiou
Book DescriptionThis is a concise survey of the economy of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Organised chronologically, the book addresses key themes such as demography, agriculture, manufacturing and the urban economy, trade, monetary developments, and the role of the state and ideology. It provides a comprehensive overview of the economy with an emphasis on the economic actions of the state and the productive role of the city and non-economic actors, such as landlords, artisans and money-changers. The final chapter compares the Byzantine economy with the economies of western Europe and concludes that the Byzantine economy was one of the most successful examples of a mixed economy in the pre-industrial world. This is the only concise general history of the Byzantine economy and will be essential reading for students of economic history, Byzantine history and medieval history more generally.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521615020
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Angeliki E. Laiou
Hand of Angelos, Hardback (December 2010)
A tumultuous period in history, the late Byzantine era bore witness to bloody power struggles that dramatically changed the geographical, political and social landscape of a region and its people.
Byzantine Economy, Hardback (September 2007)
A concise survey of the economy of the Byzantine Empire.
Studies on the Internal Diaspora of the Byzantine Empire, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Angeliki E. Laiou
The papers in this volume examine questions of the uniformity and separateness of the various Byzantine populations and the degree and mechanisms of acculturation. It provides examples of the multiple forms of integration and resistance to intergration in the society.
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Author Biography - Angeliki E. Laiou
Angeliki E. Laiou is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History, Harvard University, and Permanent Member of the Academy of Athens. Cecile Morrisson is Director of Research at the CNRS (Center of National Scientific Research) and numismatic advisor at Dumbarton Oaks.
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