The Architecture of Banking in Renaissance Italy
Constructing the Spaces of Money
- Author: Lauren Jacobi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Over the course of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, European society confronted rapid monetization, a process that has been examined in depth by economic historians. Less well understood is the development of architecture to meet the needs of a burgeoning mercantile economy in the Late Middle Ages and early modern period. In this volume, Lauren Jacobi explores some of the repercussions of early capitalism through a study of the location and types of spaces that were used for banking and minting in Florence and other mercantile centers in Europe. Examining the historical relationships between banks and religious behavior, she also analyzes how urban geographies and architectural forms reveal moral attitudes toward money during the onset of capitalism. Jacobi's book offers new insights into the spaces and locations where pre-industrial European banking and minting transpired, as well as the impact of religious concerns and financial tools on those sites.Read more
- Proposes a fresh understanding of the built environment in late medieval and Renaissance Italy
- The book straddles both architectural and economic history
- Discusses the early history of capitalism
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- Date Published: July 2019
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108584487
- contains: 87 b/w illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Networked agglomerations
2. The technology of money, architecture and the public good
3. Across economic geographies: trade sites beyond the peninsula
4. The transcendental economy.
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