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Between 1550 and 1800 the Northern Netherlands went through a period of intense economic development. This did not leave the surrounding regions untouched. International trade blossomed, tens of... [Publication]
Exchanges have always had more than economic significance: values circulate and encounters become institutionalized. This volume explores the changing meaning of the circulation of second-hand goods... [Publication]
Sugar was the single most valuable bulk commodity traded internationally before oil became the world’s prime resource. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, cane sugar production was pre-... [Publication]
The story of the miners of Zonguldak presents a particularly graphic local lens through which to examine questions that have been of major concern to historians—most prominently, the development of... [Publication]
When discussing wages, historians have traditionally concentrated on the level of wages, much less on how people were paid for their work. Important aspects were thus ignored such as how frequently... [Publication]
The basic hypothesis of this volume is that currency patterns may tell us something about the spread of wage payments in specific societies in history. As far as wages are paid in currency, in... [Publication]
Deze bundel vormt de neerslag van een aantal gesprekken waarin 25 hoogleraren in de economische en de daarmee verwante sociale geschiedenis, en verbonden aan Nederlandse universiteiten, hun visie... [Publication]
French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman proposed to create a supranational community of states in Europe on 9 May 1950. The 'Schuman Declaration' led first to the creation of the European Coal and... [Item of the Day]
The first modern Chinese bank, the Imperial Bank of China (IBC), opened for business in Shanghai on 27 May 1897. Its birth was the result of China's new financial demands. More and more Chinese ... [Item of the Day]