Origins of the European Economy
Communications and Commerce AD 300-900
By (author) Michael McCormick
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Origins of the European Economy by Michael McCormick
Book DescriptionFor fifty years debate has raged about early European commerce during the period between antiquity and the middle ages. Was there trade? If so, in what - and with whom? New evidence and new ways of looking at old evidence are now breaking the stalemate. Analysis of communications - the movements of people, ideas and things - is transforming our vision of Europe and the Mediterranean in the age of Charlemagne and Harun al Rashid. This is the first comprehensive analysis of the economic transition during this period for over sixty years. Using new materials and new methodology, it will attract all social and economic historians of antiquity and the middle ages, and anyone concerned with the origins of Europe, the history of the slave trade, medicine and disease, cross-cultural contacts, and the Muslim and Byzantine worlds.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521661027
(247mm x 174mm x 59mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Charlemagne's Survey of the Holy Land, Hardback (November 2011)
Michael McCormick rehabilitates a neglected source from Charlemagne's revival of the Roman empire: the report of a fact-finding mission to the Christian church of the Holy Land. It preserves the most detailed statistical portrait before the Domesday Book of the finances, monuments, and female and male personnel of any major Christian church.
Eternal Victory, Paperback (June 1990)» View all books by Michael McCormick
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