An Economic History of Europe by Antonio Di Vittorio

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By Antonio Di Vittorio

An fiscal historical past of Europe offers scholars with a entire advent to eu financial historical past from the fifteenth century to the current day. person chapters provide short references to past ancient classes and occasions, with particular consciousness given to center topics pertaining to monetary improvement, and an research in their swap via time and area.

Core subject matters tested in every one interval include:

  • the expanding prominence of industry
  • international trade
  • demand and provide dynamics
  • agriculture.

The designated constitution of this article allows scholars not just to realize a company grounding within the long term evolution of the eu economic system, but in addition offers an old review of the commercial improvement of person international locations. person individuals examine the shift from the trendy to the modern interval and supply a wide clarification of the ancient roots of the issues that face state-of-the-art financial development.

This key text is necessary studying for college kids in economics, financial background, improvement economics and history.

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22 For instance copper was found only in Sweden and Germany, tin in Cornwall and Ireland, lead in Austria and Hungary. 23 F. Braudel, Civiltà materiale, III, pp. 5–50. S. Lopez, ‘Market expansion: the case of Genoa, Journal of Economic History, 24, 1954, pp. 445–54. M. Cipolla, Allegro ma non troppo, Bologna, 1988. M. Cipolla, Storia economica, pp. 130–1. 27 It is noteworthy that even in the fifteenth century he was still not specialized: he was a merchant-entrepreneur as regards textiles, but was also banker, insurer, dealer in spices, metals and grains.

The goods were then transported to the shores of the Mediterranean via sea and/or land, or up the rivers from the Caspian and the Black Sea, even as far as northern Europe. European merchants were involved in the second phase, acting as intermediaries between East and West. In the fifteenth century, the most important merchants in the Mediterranean area were from Venice and Genoa, and, to a lesser extent, from Provence or Catalonia. Throughout the period spanning the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, Venice was the greatest spice market in Europe and attracted large numbers of merchants from the European interior.

More significant results were achieved with attempts at cross-breeding between animals of the same species but from different places. Animals with specific characteristics that could be used in specific environments and conditions were also bred. A typical example was the horse, which was being increasingly used in farming for pulling ploughs, as in the Low Countries, or for providing extra power. Anticipating the new science Innovations In the sixteenth century there was very little to show that the results of the scientific revolution had many applications, even though the century was marked by personalities who are universally recognized as the precursors and founders of the new science.

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