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Commercial Agreements and Social Dynamics in Medieval Genoa

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  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107404298

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  • Commercial Agreements and Social Dynamics in Medieval Genoa is an empirical study of medieval long-distance trade agreements and the surrounding social dynamics that transformed the feudal organization of men-of-arms into the world of Renaissance merchants. Making use of 20,000 notarial records, the book traces the commercial partnerships of thousands of people in Genoa from 1150 to 1435 and reports social activity, on a scale that is unprecedented for such an early period of history anywhere. In combining a detailed historical reading with network modeling to analyze the change in the long-distance trade relationships, Quentin Van Doosselaere challenges the prevailing western centric view of development by demonstrating that the history of the three main medieval economic frameworks that brought about the European capitalism – equity, credit, and insurance – was not driven by strategic merchants’ economic optimizations but rather by a change in partners’ selections that reflected the dynamic of the social structure as a whole.

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    "...Van Doosselaere had made a definite contribution to our understanding both of the economic history of medieval Genoa and methodological possibilities for the study of early capitalism and its surrounding social organizations." -Edward D. English, American Historical Review

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107404298
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Abbreviations
    Acknowledgments
    1. From sword into capital
    2. Genoa at the dawn of the commercial expansion
    3. Equity partnerships for heterogeneous ties
    4. Credit network for routinized merchants
    5. Insurance ties for oligarchic cohesion
    6. Conclusion
    Appendix A. Sample of prices and income
    Appendix B. Sample of long-distance trade participants' occupations
    Appendix C. Commenda network graphs
    Appendix D. Nodal degree distributions of commenda networks
    Appendix E. List of top mercantile nonaristocratic families
    Appendix F. Partner selection probability model
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Quentin van Doosselaere, Nuffield College, Oxford

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