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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance

Money and Finance in Central Europe during the Later Middle Ages

Editors: Zaoral, Roman (Ed.)

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The wealth of the Central European archives, particularly in urban records, has not been fully realised by Western European historians. However, the records are not always straightforward to use and many studies tackle the methodological problems inherent in gathering and analysing medieval sources. This book presents an original review of past and present research of national historiographies on medieval financial history from Central Europe. Covering material ranging from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, it explores the eastern regions of the Holy Roman Empire, including Bohemia, Silesia, Austria and Germany, and extending to Poland and Hungary. The authors firstly discuss the monetary policy of the Holy Roman emperors during the Middle Ages, before moving on to wider aspects of state finance, including credit mechanisms used by rulers. The book then investigates civic records and what they reveal about urban life and trade. It lastly investigates the financial activities of the church, from papacy to the cathedral chapters in Prague. Using numismatic and documentary evidence, Money and Finance in Central Europe during the Later Middle Ages provides an invaluable point of comparison with the financial conditions in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.

About the authors

Roman Zaoral is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Czech Republic, where he also obtained an MA in History and PhD in Medieval History. His research interests centre on the economic, financial and numismatic history of central Europe during the Middle Ages.

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“This is a valuable collection of essays which demonstrates admirably the willingness of Central European historians to tackle major issues of kingship, finance, minting and money and the pre-Hussite Church, and to arrive at some surprising answers.” (J. L. Bolton, English Historical Review, Vol. 133 (560), February, 2018)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Medieval Finance in Central European Historiography

    Zaoral, Roman

    Pages 1-22

  • A New Perspective on the Imperial Coinage

    Mäkeler, Hendrik

    Pages 25-31

  • The Reception of Imperial Monetary Reforms in 16th-century Northern Germany

    North, Michael

    Pages 32-41

  • The Kremnica Town Book of Accounts: The Economy of a Mining and Mint Town in the Kingdom of Hungary

    Štefánik, Martin

    Pages 42-56

  • Financiers to the Blind King: Funding the Court of John the Blind (1310–1346)

    Žalud, Zdeněk

    Pages 59-75

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46023-3
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46022-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Money and Finance in Central Europe during the Later Middle Ages
Editors
  • Roman Zaoral
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
978-1-137-46023-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137460233
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46022-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 269
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