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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
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Enterprise, Money and Credit in England before the Black Death 1285–1349

Authors: Nightingale, Pamela

  • Charts the relative contribution made to the development of the late medieval English economy by enterprise, money and credit
  • Covers the entire kingdom, while concentrating on the ten counties which recorded the most credit in each period
  • Highlights key differences in regional enterprise which arose from differences in the natural assets of a region, and its ease of access to overseas trade
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This book charts the contributions made to the development of the late medieval English economy by enterprise, money, and credit in a period which saw its major export trade in wool, which earned most of its money-supply, suffer from prolonged periods of warfare, high taxation, adverse weather, and mortality of sheep. Consequently, the economy suffered from severe shortages of coin, as well as from internal political conflicts, before the plague of 1348-9 halved the population. The book  examines from the Statute Merchant certificates of debt, the extent to which credit, which normally reflects economic activity, was affected by these events, and the extent to which London, and the leading counties were affected differently by them. The analysis covers the entire kingdom, decade by decade, and thereby contributes to the controversy whether over-population or shortage of coin most inhibited its development.  


About the authors

Pamela Nightingale read history at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she stayed to do research for a Ph.D. which she was awarded in 1963. Her first three books were on the history of British India and Chinese Central Asia from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, until she changed her field to write a book on the trade and politics of medieval London. Her research led her to investigate and then to calendar the huge collection of certificates of debt in the National Archives on which this present book is based.  Her publications, two Senior Research Fellowships held at the Ashmolean Museum, and regular participation in an Oxford research seminar on medieval economic and social history led to her election in 1999 as a member of Oxford University's Faculty of History, and in 2010 she was awarded an Oxford D.Litt. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 




Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Place of Credit and Coin in the Medieval English Economy

    Pages 1-26

    Nightingale, Pamela

  • The Records of the Statutes of Acton Burnell, and Merchants, 1284–1349

    Pages 27-50

    Nightingale, Pamela

  • The Contribution of Alien Creditors to the English Economy, 1285–1289

    Pages 51-68

    Nightingale, Pamela

  • English Wealth and Credit, 1285–1289

    Pages 69-97

    Nightingale, Pamela

  • The Growth of English Credit, 1290–1294

    Pages 99-129

    Nightingale, Pamela

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enterprise, Money and Credit in England before the Black Death 1285–1349
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90251-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90251-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90250-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07974-1
Series ISSN
2662-5164
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 382
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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