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Selected Sources: Economic Life


  • Economic Life Before the 11th Century
    • Late Antique Italy
    • The Merovingian Era
    • The Carolingian Economy
    • Anglo-Saxon England
    • Celtic World
  • Roots of the Commercial Revolution
    • Population Growth
    • Attitude Towards Work
    • The Control and Granting of Rights
  • Trade and Commerce
    • Money and Coinage
    • Credit
    • Fairs and Markets
    • State Interference in Trade
    • Sea Trade
    • Long Distance Trade
    • Mid-Distance Trade
    • The Slave Trade
    • The Hanse
    • Tolls
    • Book-Keeping
    • Business Contracts
    • Prices
  • The Rise of Towns
    • The Communal Movement
    • Bourgeois Institutions: Gilds
      • Craft Gilds
      • Gild Merchants
    • Legal Controls
    • Urban Cultures
  • Industries
    • General
    • Mining
    • Tanning
    • Cloth Manufacture
    • Masonry
  • The State and the Economy
    • Taxation
  • The Church and the Economy
    • General
    • Tithes
    • Tax Exemptions
    • Monastic Property
      • Cartulary of Saint Trond
    • Slavery and Serfdom
  • Economic Thought
  • Rural Life
    • The Peasantry
      • Farming Activity
      • Legal Position
      • Peasant Customary Obligations
      • Peasant Revolts
    • Manorialism
    • Archeology of Medieval Villages
  • The Big Picture
    • The Medieval Economy in the Context of Ancient and Modern Economies
    • The Crucial Role of Egypt
    • World Systems Theory
    • The Great Transition
  • For issues of real property, and inheritance, see the documents on "feudalism" in the 10th Century Collapse? section.

Economic Life Before the 11th Century
Roots of the Commercial Revolution
Trade and Commerce The Rise of Towns
The State and the Economy The Church and the Economy Economic Thought Rural Life The Big Picture

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