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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance

Credit and Trade in Later Medieval England, 1353-1532

Authors: Goddard, Richard

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This book challenges the notion that economic crises are modern phenomena through its exploration of the tumultuous ‘credit-crunch’ of the later Middle Ages. It illustrates clearly how influences such as the Black Death, inter-European warfare, climate change and a bullion famine occasioned severe and prolonged economic decline across fifteenth century England. Early chapters discuss trends in lending and borrowing, and the use of credit to fund domestic trade through detailed analysis of the Statute Staple and rich primary sources. The author then adopts a broad-based geographic lens to examine provincial credit before focusing on London’s development as the commercial powerhouse in late medieval business.

Academics and students of modern economic change and historic financial revolutions alike will see that the years from 1353 to 1532 encompassed immense upheaval and change, reminiscent of modern recessions. The author carefully guides the reader to see that these shifts are the precursors of economic change in the early modern period, laying the foundations for the financial world as we know it today.

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Richard Goddard is Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of Lordship and Medieval Urbanization: Coventry, 1043-1355 (Woodbridge, 2004) and co-editor of Survival and Discord in Medieval Society (Turnhout, 2010). He has written extensively on the economic and social history of later medieval England.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • The Statute Staple and Trade Finance in Later Medieval England

    Pages 1-47

    Goddard, Richard

  • Merchants and Trade

    Pages 49-95

    Goddard, Richard

  • Boom and Bust: Patterns of Borrowing in Later Medieval England

    Pages 97-146

    Goddard, Richard

  • The Geography of Recession: Provincial Credit in Later Medieval England

    Pages 147-193

    Goddard, Richard

  • London: The Commercial Powerhouse

    Pages 195-242

    Goddard, Richard

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Credit and Trade in Later Medieval England, 1353-1532
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48987-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48987-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48985-2
Series ISSN
2662-5164
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 277
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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