The Birth of Western Economy: Economic Aspects of the Dark Ages

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Contents
Foreword by Philip Griersonpageix
Introductionxiii
Part I. The Component Forces
I The Roman World: state control in the late Empire3
II The Roman World: conditions of rural life18
III The Germanic World: its primitive economy29
IV The Christian Church: its economic doctrine: the result of its triumph48
Part II. The Merovingian Age
I Farming and Agriculture in the very early Middle Ages: old theories and new horizons59
II Farming in the very early Middle Ages (cont.): Mansus, Villa and Husbandry73
III The Eclipse of Town Life and the influence of the Church on its evolution97
IV The so-called 'Grand Commerce' of the Merovingian Period117
V Coinage and Currency. The seas and shipping126
Part III. The Early Carolingians: A Temporary Restoration
I Charlemagne and a controlled economy. Reform of the Currency143

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