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

ISBN-10: 0415635446

ISBN-13: 9780415635448

This fascinating new quantity examines the improvement of industry functionality from Antiquity till the sunrise of the commercial Revolution.



Efficient industry buildings are agreed by means of so much economists to function facts of financial prosperity, and to be necessities for additional financial development. notwithstanding, this can be the 1st research to check industry functionality as a complete, over the sort of huge period of time. offering a hitherto unknown and inaccessible corpus of information from historic Babylonia, this overseas set of members are for the 1st time in a position to provide an in-depth research of industry functionality over a interval of 2,500 years.



The contributions specialise in the marketplace of staple vegetation, as they have been the most important items in those societies. Over this complete interval, all papers supply an identical conceptual and methodological framework resting on a typical definition of industry functionality mixed with qualitative and quantitative analyses resting on new and superior rate facts. during this method, the booklet is ready to mix research of the Babylonian interval with related paintings at the Roman, Early-and past due Medieval and Early glossy interval.



Bringing jointly enter from assyriologists, historic historians, monetary historians and economists, this quantity may be the most important analyzing for all people with an curiosity in historical heritage, monetary background and economics.

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