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By R.J. Van der Spek,Jan Luiten van Zanden,Bas van Leeuwen

This intriguing new quantity examines the improvement of marketplace functionality from Antiquity until eventually the sunrise of the economic Revolution.

Efficient industry constructions are agreed through so much economists to function proof of monetary prosperity, and to be necessities for extra fiscal progress. even if, this can be the 1st learn to check marketplace functionality as an entire, over this sort of huge period of time. offering a hitherto unknown and inaccessible corpus of knowledge from historical Babylonia, this foreign set of participants are for the 1st time in a position to provide an in-depth examine of industry functionality over a interval of 2,500 years.

The contributions specialise in the marketplace of staple plants, as they have been the most important items in those societies. Over this whole interval, all papers supply an analogous conceptual and methodological framework resting on a standard definition of industry functionality mixed with qualitative and quantitative analyses resting on new and superior fee information. during this approach, the publication is ready to mix research of the Babylonian interval with comparable paintings at the Roman, Early-and overdue Medieval and Early glossy interval.

Bringing jointly enter from assyriologists, old historians, financial historians and economists, this quantity should be the most important interpreting for all people with an curiosity in historic historical past, fiscal background and economics.

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