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Medieval capital markets [electronic resource] : markets for renten, state formation and private investment in Holland (1300-1550) /
by C.J. Zuijderduijn.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
description
xii, 316 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9789004175655 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
isbn
9789004175655 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11668568
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-308) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
C.J. Zuijderduijn, Ph.D. (2007) in History, Utrecht University, is a postdoc researcher at the department of Economic and Social History at Utrecht University. He publishes on the history of capital markets, and the mobility of capital in families and households.
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Summaries
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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, and uncovers the medieval capital markets in the region that was to become the core of the Dutch Republic.
Description for Reader
All those interested in economic history, financial history and the history of state formation in the Late Middle Ages.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
This study uncovers the institutional framework of markets for 'renten', which allowed large segments of the public and private sectors in late medieval Holland to accumulate capital, and thus functioned as capital markets that enabled economic development.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vii
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Medieval Capital Marketsp. 5
Medieval Holland: Political Economyp. 13
Historiographyp. 21
Research Questionsp. 24
Central Governmentp. 27
Establishing Sovereigntyp. 28
Administration of Justicep. 36
Economic Policyp. 52
Conclusionp. 68
State Formation, Institutional Change, and Markets for Public Debtp. 71
The Limits of Comitial Credit: Floating Debtp. 73
Tapping into Rich Resources: Foreign Capital Markets and the Creation of Funded Debtp. 80
The Century of Public Debtp. 94
Conclusionp. 108
Public Interest: The Institutional Framework of Markets for Public Debtp. 111
Good Institutions: The Organization of Funded Debtp. 112
Good Institutions: The Development of Personal Executionp. 117
Bad Institutions: Coping with Defaultp. 124
Conclusionp. 137
The Emergence of Markets for Public Debtp. 139
The Financial Nexus: Dordrechtp. 140
The Rise of Markets for Public Debtp. 152
Geographic Diffusion of Public Debtp. 175
Conclusionp. 181
The Institutional Framework of Markets for Private Debtp. 183
Local Courts as Pivotal Points in Economic Exchangep. 184
Public Bodies as Agents of Institutional Changep. 191
Institutional Frameworkp. 199
Conclusionp. 223
The Emergence of Markets for Private Debtp. 227
Qualitative Aspectsp. 228
Quantitative Aspects: renten in Edam and De Zeevangp. 232
Interest Ratesp. 242
Conclusionp. 246
Medieval Capital Markets in Northwest Europep. 249
Government Funding in Northwest Europep. 250
Markets for Public Debt in Northwest Europep. 252
Markets for Private Debt in Northwest Europep. 258
The Italian City-States and Englandp. 261
Conclusionp. 267
Conclusionp. 269
State Formationp. 269
Markets for Public Debtp. 271
Markets for Private Debtp. 275
A Medieval Legacyp. 279
Appendixp. 283
Referencesp. 287
Indexp. 309
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