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The Wheels of Commerce (Civilization and Capitalism: 15Th-18th Century -Volume 2)

The Wheels of Commerce (Civilization and Capitalism: 15Th-18th Century -Volume 2)
Author: Fernand Braudel
ISBN 13: 9780520081154
ISBN 10: 520081153
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1992-12-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 670
List Price: $47.95

The subject of The Wheels of Commerce is the development of mechanisms of exchange—shops, markets, trade networks, and banking—in the pre-industrial stages of capitalism.

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Originally published in the early 1980s, Civilization traces the social and economic history of the world from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, although his primary focus is Europe. Braudel skims over politics, wars, etc., in favor of examining life at the grass roots: food, drink, clothing, housing, town markets, money, credit, technology, the growth of towns and cities, and more. The history is fascinating and made even more interesting by period prints and drawings. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.