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ICMA Centre, University of Reading
- March 30-30, 2010
- Medieval Credit Finance/Sowing the Seeds II
- Reading, ICMA Centre, University of Reading, United Kingdom
- The Middle Ages are popularly seen as a period of economic stagnation. In fact, historians have long been aware that there is ample evidence for innovative economic and financial developments. For example, bills of exchange and the growth of pan-European merchant societies contributed to an expansion of long-distance trade, while governments consolidated their authority and increased their revenues by establishing systems of direct and indirect taxation. At the same time, tools developed for modern financial and economic analysis have the potential to expand our understanding of the medieval economy, where it is possible to reconstruct appropriate data sets from the surviving medieval sources. There is thus considerable scope for collaboration between medieval historians and economists and this one day seminar will showcase recent research, with the aim of encouraging future projects.[gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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