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Il commercio al minuto. Domanda e offerta tra economia formale e informale. Secc. XIII-XVIII / Retail Trade. Supply and demand in the formal and informal economy from the 13th to the 18th century

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  • Giampiero Nigro,

The distribution of consumer goods in medieval and modern Europe was multifaceted and involved different spaces and actors. In fairs and markets, every type of food and items necessary for daily life were sold in the bigger and smaller workshops of the cities. There were also countless small street vendors who kept bench on the street, as well as peasants who came to the city to offer the products of their gardens and chicken coop, as well as hunting or farming products, which they sold knocking from door to door. Street vendors also travelled the less frequented streets carrying their bales and chests, reaching scattered villages and hamlets. A great multiplicity of economic actors who competed together to reach every type of consumer, from the wealthiest to the most humble. The aim of the research project was to understand the economic organisation and evolution of these different forms of retail trade. In terms of results, the contributions collected in this volume constitute the most historiographically updated answer to some of the proposed questions, such as the analysis of the links between the various spatial scales (from the shop to the European networks of itinerant merchants), formal and informal trade between rule and practice, the displacement of goods between the city and the countryside, the tensions between the actors of these exchanges, their rivalries and their agreements, but also the expectations of consumers and the needs of the state, the effects on institutional organisation and on distribution trades organisation in the period between the Middle Ages and the eighteenth century.

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Giampiero Nigro

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1008-1153

Giampiero Nigro is a Professor at the University of Florence and the author of several publications on the organization of traffic in the Mediterranean Sea during the late Middle Ages, on the history of coin and bank and on consumption and nutrition in different social classes. He is also interested in the characteristics of the textile district of Prato between the 19th and 20th century. He is Scientific Director of the "F. Datini" International Institute of Economic History.
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Book Title

Il commercio al minuto. Domanda e offerta tra economia formale e informale. Secc. XIII-XVIII / Retail Trade. Supply and demand in the formal and informal economy from the 13th to the 18th century

Editors

Giampiero Nigro

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

534

Publication Year

2015

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© 2015 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-751-7

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978-88-6655-750-0

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978-88-6655-751-7

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978-88-9273-345-9

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Atti delle «Settimane di Studi» e altri Convegni

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2704-6354

Series E-Issn

2704-5668

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