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Roundtable comments

  • William Caferro

The papers at this conference have replaced simplicity with complexity and, although we may quibble about the use of the term «elegance», scholars have demonstrated «creative developments» that do not fit neatly with received wisdom. As with the recent scientific discourse about evolution, one species does not merely replace another, but often exists alongside it until the newer, better adapted one eventually emerges. Even with regard to alternative currencies we have seen wide variation: from local exchange in utensils and animals, to international exchange in cloth, to use of bills of exchange in payment as well as labor itself as payment

  • Keywords:
  • Distrust,
  • negotiation,
  • vocabulary,
  • dependence,
  • culture,
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William Caferro

Vanderbilt University, United States - ORCID: 0009-0002-1847-8806

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  3. Grief, Avner. Institutions and the path to the modern Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  4. North, Douglass C., and Robert Paul Thomas. 1970 “Economic theory of the growth of the Western World.” The Economic History Review 23: 1-17.
  5. Polanyi, Karl. 1944. The Great Transformation. Boston: Beacon Press.
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Roundtable comments

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William Caferro

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English

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0347-0.33

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2024

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Mezzi di scambio non monetari. Merci e servizi come monete alternative nelle economie dei secoli XIII-XVIII / Alternative currencies. Commodities and services as exchange currencies in the monetarized economies of the 13th to 18th centuries

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Angela Orlandi

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592

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2024

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/979-12-215-0347-0

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Datini Studies in Economic History

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2975-1241

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2975-1195

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