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The Carolingian Economy


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Introduction; Part I. Land and People: 1. Landscape and settlement; 2. Demography; 3. Agricultural production; Part II. Production: 4. Agricultural technique; 5. Craft and industrial practice; Part III. Commerce: 6. Organisation; 7. Directions of trade; 8. Money and price movements; Part IV. The Dynamics of Carolingian Economy: 9. The economy and the state; 10. The long perspective; Bibliography.

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This book is a comprehensive evaluation of the economy of the Carolingian empire (753-877).

About the Author

Adriaan Verhulst was Ordinary Professor of Medieval Economic History, University of Ghent, 1966-1995 (now Emeritus). His book The Rise of Cities in North-West Europe was published by Cambridge University Press in 1999.


'The Carolingian Economy is an extremely useful compendium, orderly and deft in its presentation of a remote period's economics ...Verhulst furnishes a concise and judicious synthesis, full of information and insight, that is actually fun to read.' EH.NET '... useful and accessible ... model of synthesis ... As a textbook it is presently without rival and well worthy of the best work if its dedicatee.' The Agricultural History Review 'In this significant and very useful book, Verhulst presents us with a coherent and 'believable' image of the Carolingian economy.' Early Medieval Europe

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