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Author Dijkman, Jessica.

Title Shaping medieval markets : the organisation of commodity markets in Holland, c. 1200-c. 1450 / by Jessica Dijkman.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 447 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Global economic history series, 1872-5155 ; v. 8
Global economic history series ; v. 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- g Part I. The institutional framework: trade venues -- 2. Fairs -- 3. Rural markets c. 1200-c. 1350: a late start? -- 4. New institutions for rural trade (c. 1350-c. 1450) -- 5. The Dordrecht staple -- The Dordrecht staple in an international perspective -- Dordrecht and its neighbours -- Part II. The institutional framework: rules and practices -- 6. Weighing and measuring -- 7. Contract enforcement -- Part III. Market performance: quantitative tests -- 8. Market integration -- 9. Market orientation -- 10. Conclusions -- Appendix A. Survey of fairs -- Appendix B. Rural weigh houses in the north of Holland around 1400 -- Appendix C. Charters of urban liberties -- Appendix D. Wheat prices.
1. Holland: a commercialising economy -- An institutional approach -- Research questions -- PART I. THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK: TRADE VENUES -- 2. Fairs -- Fairs and transaction costs -- Fairs in Holland: a chronological reconstruction -- Economic function -- Power and politics -- 3. Rural markets c. 1200-c. 1350: a late start? -- Urban intrusion or urban attraction -- Lords and their involvement with rural markets -- 4. New institutions for rural trade (c. 1350-c. 1450) -- Seaside fish markets and the sea-fish trade -- Rural weigh houses and the dairy trade -- 5. The Dordrecht staple -- The Dordrecht staple in an international perspective -- Dordrecht and its neighbours -- PART II. THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK: RULES AND PRACTICES -- 6. Weighing and measuring -- Control over weights and measures -- Standards and standardisation -- Enforcement -- 7. Contract enforcement -- Merchant guilds -- From divine judgement to schepenkenning -- Sureties -- Public registration of debts -- -- PART III. MARKET PERFORMANCE: QUANTITATIVE TESTS -- 8. Market integration -- The impact of institutional and non-institutional factors -- Methods and data -- Price volatility -- Price integration -- 9. Market orientation -- Holland -- Flanders -- England -- 10. Conclusions -- Endogenous factors -- Exogenous factors -- Commodity markets and factor markets -- Appendices -- Survey of fairs -- Rural weigh houses in the north of Holland around 1400 -- Charters of urban liberties -- Wheat prices.
Note Print version record.
Summary In the late Middle Ages the county of Holland experienced a process of uncommonly rapid commercialisation. Comparing Holland to England and Flanders this book examines how the institutions that shaped commodity markets contributed to this remarkable development.
Language English.
Subject Netherlands -- Commerce -- History -- To 1500.
Commodity exchanges -- Netherlands -- History -- To 1500.
Markets -- Netherlands -- History -- To 1500.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Investments & Securities -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic History.
Commerce. (OCoLC)fst00869279
Commodity exchanges. (OCoLC)fst00869717
Markets. (OCoLC)fst01010316
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Dijkman, Jessica. Shaping medieval markets. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011 9789004201484 (DLC) 2011022975 (OCoLC)730114568
ISBN 9789004201491 (electronic bk.)
9004201491 (electronic bk.)
9789004201484
9004201483
Standard No. AU@ 000051525237
AU@ 000058146592
AU@ 000060071109
DEBBG BV044157613
DEBSZ 431040923
GBVCP 865737002

 
    
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