The Byzantine Economy

The Byzantine Economy This is a concise survey of the economy of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century AD to the fall of Constantinople in Organised chronologically the book addresses key themes such as demogr

  • Title: The Byzantine Economy
  • Author: Angeliki E. Laiou Cécile Morrisson
  • ISBN: 9780521615020
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Byzantine Economy

    This is a concise survey of the economy of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 Organised chronologically, the book addresses key themes such as demography, agriculture, manufacturing and the urban economy, trade, monetary developments, and the role of the state and ideology It provides a comprehensive overview of the econThis is a concise survey of the economy of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 Organised chronologically, the book addresses key themes such as demography, agriculture, manufacturing and the urban economy, trade, monetary developments, and the role of the state and ideology It provides a comprehensive overview of the economy with an emphasis on the economic actions of the state and the productive role of the city and non economic actors, such as landlords, artisans and money changers The final chapter compares the Byzantine economy with the economies of western Europe and concludes that the Byzantine economy was one of the most successful examples of a mixed economy in the pre industrial world This is the only concise general history of the Byzantine economy and will be essential reading for students of economic history, Byzantine history and medieval history generally.

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      A demand and market-centric take on the Byzantine economy. Argue that Byzantium employed a mixed economic model that had both state and market aspects. The authors have an emphasis in the direction of the capitalist world; they argue that Byzantium had the communication systems, literacy, safety, and surplus to develop into a capitalist economy life the west eventually did, but that political failure (excessive taxation at the wrong times and a failure to fully access the international market) d [...]

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