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By Edwin S. Hunt,James Murray

This publication demolishes the generally held view that the word 'medieval enterprise' is an oxymoron. The authors evaluate the total diversity of industrial in medieval western Europe, probing its Roman and Christian historical past to find the industrial and political forces that formed the association of agriculture, production, building, mining, transportation and advertising. Businessmen's responses to the devastating plagues, famines, and war that beset Europe within the overdue center a long time are both good coated. Medieval businessmen's extraordinary good fortune in dealing with this opposed new atmosphere was once 'a harvest of adversity' that ready the way in which for the industrial enlargement of the 16th century. major issues run via this booklet. First, the strength and path of commercial improvement during this interval stemmed essentially from the calls for of the elite. moment, the lasting legacy of medieval businessmen was once much less their skillful diversifications of imported innovations than their very good thoughts in enterprise organization.

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