Gold & Spices: The Rise of Commerce in the Middle Ages

By Jean Favier; Caroline Higgitt | Go to book overview

INDEX
Italicized page numbers indicate maps.
Acciaiuoli, Angelo, 107, 284
Acciaiuoli company/family, 62, 97, 167, 245, 285-86, 304, 359
account books, 259, 260, 261, 262, 275, 351
accounting, 54, 55, 149, 159, 258-79, 295-96
active merchants, 152-53, 154, 155, 157-58
Adorno family, 288, 291
Adriatic Sea, 17, 25, 32
advertising, 102-8
Africa, 47, 51, 148
agents, 119, 120, 163, 313
agriculture, 20, 29, 36
Alberti, Niccolò di Jacopo degli, 284, 334, 346
Alberti company, 97, 164
Alexandria, 36, 48, 356; spices and, 176, 177, 178; trade with Italy and, 10, 20, 21, 24, 34, 46, 84, 100, 135, 154
Algeria, 8, 48
Alphonsine astronomical tables, 34, 354
Alps, 9, 14, 25, 26, 30, 37, 40, 126
alum, 85, 183; Genoa and, 24, 42, 83-84, 93, 100, 176, 254-55; Khios and, 36, 100, 176, 177, 213; from Phocaea, 19, 24, 43, 46, 83, 100, 161, 162, 170, 203, 213, 327; from Tolfa, 19, 24, 31, 35-36, 43, 47, 83, 170, 178, 182, 185, 220, 240, 242
amber, 17, 26, 48
amicable loan, 204-6, 212
Amiens, 74, 85, 106
Andalusia, 10, 43, 47, 48, 122, 354
Antioch, 10, 20, 21
anti-Semitism, 115, 116. See also Jews
Antonino, St., 195, 197
Antwerp, 41, 51, 85, 178, 179; accounting and, 266; banking in, 211; fairs at, 170, 222; foreigners in, 120; Fuggers in, 305; merchant adventurers in, 87
Apocalypse tapestries, 105, 190
apprenticeships, 54, 55, 56
Aquinas, St. Thomas, 194, 333, 341
arabic numerals, 262-63
Arabs, 8, 9, 10, 21, 34
Aragon, 18, 48, 119, 180, 235
Arcelles, Gandoufle d', 44, 96
Armagnac, Bernard d', 317, 318
army, 284
Arnolfini, Giovanni, 100, 242, 361
Arno River, 42, 67
Arras, 19, 75, 102, 177; Treaty of, 318
Arte del Cambio, 134
Arte della Lana, 2, 42, 111, 186, 188
Arte di Calimala, 19, 42, 68, 87, 104, 134, 181, 186, 188, 239-40, 248, 290
Arte di Por Santa Maria, 62, 134, 181, 290
Artois, 19, 305
arts, 335, 342-43, 349-62
Asia, 20, 21, 56-57, 60, 178
Asia Minor, 19, 20, 24, 43, 83, 156, 161, 170, 176
assemblies, merchants in, 301-2
assimilation, 121-24
Asti, 46, 98, 106, 198, 205, 207, 208
astronomy, 34, 354
Atlantic Ocean, 42, 47, 51, 52, 124, 177, 255; salt and, 18, 25, 37, 48

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Table of contents

  • Gold & Spices - The Rise of Commerce in the Middle Ages *
  • Contents *
  • Maps *
  • Introduction 1
  • One Horizons 8
  • Two Opening the Way 31
  • Three Learning About the World 53
  • Four Privileges 77
  • Five Competition 95
  • Six Foreigners 109
  • Seven Currency 125
  • Eight Payment 142
  • Nine Capital 151
  • Ten Business 175
  • Eleven Credit in the Marketplace 193
  • Twelve Toward Modern Banking 215
  • Thirteen the Risks of Business 237
  • Fourteen Accounting 258
  • Fifteen the Power of Business 280
  • Sixteen the Businessman and the Prince 297
  • Seventeen Social Aspirations 312
  • Eighteen Fortune and Conscience 332
  • Nineteen the Merchant and the Arts 349
  • Conclusion 363
  • Bibliography 365
  • Index 376
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