Economic Takeoff and the Rise of Markets

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Medieval World
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781405109222
StatePublished - Feb 25 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Advances in textile production - to host of changes in twelfth and thirteenth centuries
  • Commercial development as key determinant of the period's economic fortunes
  • Economic takeoff and rise of markets
  • Point at which cycle of decline - giving way to cycle of growth, difficulty in isolating
  • Populations and the economy
  • Postan's neo-Malthusian model - great sway through much of second half of twentieth century
  • Second leading school of thought - demographic growth, primary force influencing economy
  • Transformation of its networks of trade and distribution

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