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Markets and Merchants: Commercial and Cultural Integration in Northwest Europe, 1300-1700

  • Richard W. Unger

Between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries commerce in northern Europe expanded and contracted. The long term net effect of the trade increase was an overall substantial impact on the economy and on the culture of the lands around the North and Baltic Seas. The development of interdependent markets can be indicated by examining the tendency of prices to converge in different places. Relying on previous research and novel ways of constructing indices using price data from a number of ports in northern Europe it is possible to confirm both the long term direction, with ups and downs, toward market integration as well as the emergence in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries of regional markets in certain food grains.

  • Keywords:
  • economic history,
  • international trade,
  • commercial networks,
  • northern Europe,
  • 14th-17th centuries,
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Richard W. Unger

University of British Columbia, Canada - ORCID: 0000-0002-8798-0843

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  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Pages: 431-452
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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Markets and Merchants: Commercial and Cultural Integration in Northwest Europe, 1300-1700

Authors

Richard W. Unger

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-857-0.22

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2019

Copyright Information

© 2019 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Bibliographic Information

Book Title

Reti marittime come fattori dell’integrazione europea / Maritime Networks as a Factor in European Integration

Editors

Giampiero Nigro

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

592

Publication Year

2019

Copyright Information

© 2019 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-856-3

ISBN Print

978-88-6453-856-3

eISBN (pdf)

978-88-6453-857-0

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978-88-9273-037-3

Series Title

Atti delle «Settimane di Studi» e altri Convegni

Series ISSN

2704-6354

Series E-ISSN

2704-5668

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