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By Edwin S. Hunt,James Murray

This publication demolishes the commonly held view that the word 'medieval enterprise' is an oxymoron. The authors evaluate the whole diversity of industrial in medieval western Europe, probing its Roman and Christian history to find the industrial and political forces that formed the association of agriculture, production, building, mining, transportation and advertising. Businessmen's responses to the devastating plagues, famines, and struggle that beset Europe within the past due center a long time are both good lined. Medieval businessmen's striking good fortune in dealing with this adverse new atmosphere was once 'a harvest of adversity' that ready the way in which for the industrial enlargement of the 16th century. major subject matters run via this publication. First, the strength and course of industrial improvement during this interval stemmed basically from the calls for of the elite. moment, the lasting legacy of medieval businessmen was once much less their skillful diversifications of imported innovations than their terrific recommendations in company organization.

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