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The Economy in the Late Middle Ages: Agriculture and Industries

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Increasing population pressure and the growth of markets transformed agriculture. Specialization for the market greatly increased, but it took different forms per region. Some saw the rise of ... More


Commercial Cities

Oscar Gelderblom

in Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142883
eISBN:
9781400848591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142883.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines how the competition between neighboring ports led Bruges, Antwerp, and Amsterdam to adapt institutional arrangements to the needs of international traders. It considers how ... More


The Organization of Exchange

Oscar Gelderblom

in Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142883
eISBN:
9781400848591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142883.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the creation of spot markets as a means for foreign traders in Bruges, Antwerp, and Amsterdam to find buyers or sellers and negotiate deals with them. It first considers how ... More


Crossing Borders

Oscar Gelderblom

in Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142883
eISBN:
9781400848591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142883.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the role played by local magistrates in the governance of cross-border trade in Bruges, Antwerp, and Amsterdam. To organize cross-border transactions, international traders ... More


Conflict Resolution

Oscar Gelderblom

in Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142883
eISBN:
9781400848591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142883.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the various ways in which merchants dealt with actual disputes over business transactions. Drawing on the available evidence on commercial litigation in Bruges, Antwerp, and ... More


The Protection of Trade

Oscar Gelderblom

in Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142883
eISBN:
9781400848591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142883.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the protective measures implemented by merchants and rulers in Bruges, Antwerp, and Amsterdam to deal with violent threats such as theft, robbery, or even outright warfare. It ... More


The Christmas King

Gordon Kipling

in Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the city's own self-portrayal in its dramatized response to St John's call to repentance. The chapter considers the city's theatrical representation of the Duke's entry. Duke ... More


In the Eye of the Storm: The Influence of Maritime and Trade Networks on the Development of Ostend and Vice Versa during the Eighteenth Century

Jan Parmentier

in Trade, Migration and Urban Networks in Port Cities, c. 1640-1940

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893489
eISBN:
9781786944566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893489.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the development of trade opportunities in the port of Ostend during the Eighteenth century, particularly the circular manner in which trade helped the port develop, which in ... More


Instruments, Institutions, Centres, and Networks: Developing the Structural Framework, c.1300–1700

Youssef Cassis and Philip L. Cottrell

in Private Banking in Europe: Rise, Retreat, and Resurgence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198735755
eISBN:
9780191799723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735755.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

Chapter 1 examines the modern origins of private banking, from the rise of Italian banking in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth century to Amsterdam’s decline as a commercial centre during the ... More


Haunted by the Thirties

Deirdre David

in Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198729617
eISBN:
9780191843280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729617.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Women's Literature

Deeply troubled by social injustice, Pamela became an active member of the Labour Party, writing newsletters and marching in protests against the Spanish Civil War and Franco. In 1935 she met an ... More


A Professional Novelist

Deirdre David

in Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198729617
eISBN:
9780191843280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729617.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Women's Literature

In the mid- to late 1950s, Pamela emerged as a critically acclaimed novelist, particularly after the family returned to London. In perhaps her best-known novel, The Unspeakable Skipton, she explores ... More


No, No, No: Thatcher Defiant, 1984–1990

Stephen Wall

in Reluctant European: Britain and the European Union from 1945 to Brexit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198840671
eISBN:
9780191876318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840671.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, UK Politics

Thatcher got less money back from her EEC partners than she had argued for but secured a lasting deal to replace endless yearly battles for refunds. Arguments over reform of the Common Agricultural ... More


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