Medieval capital markets: Markets for 'renten', State Formation and Private Investment in Holland (1300-1550)

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Institutions that allow for the accumulation of capital were as crucial to economic growth throughout history as they are today. But whereas historians often focus on the precursors of modern banking institutions, little is known of any alternatives that may have served similar purposes prior to their rise. This study focuses on the institutional framework of markets for 'renten', a type of long-term debt that enabled economic development in much of Northwest Europe in the late Middle Ages. In the county of Holland, these markets allowed large segments of the public and private sectors to reallocate capital. This study thus uncovers the medieval capital markets in the region that was to become the core of the Dutch Republic.
Originalspråkengelska
FörlagBrill
Antal sidor317
ISBN (elektroniskt)9789047429098
ISBN (tryckt)9789004175655
DOI
StatusPublished - 2009
Externt publiceradJa

Publikationsserier

NamnGlobal Economic History Series
FörlagBrill Academic Publishers
Volym2
ISSN (tryckt)1872-5155

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Ekonomisk historia

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