Newly available in paperback, this is a wonderfully readable account of the role of merchants and money in the medieval world.
Professor Spufford, who has made a lifelong study of the subject, brings together a vast amount of material from archives all over the world to build up this important economic history of the origins of capitalism - essential reading for the scholar, but also engaging and entertaining to the layman.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages, 265 illustrations, 29 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/11/2005
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780500285947