Trade and Institutions in the Medieval Mediterranean: The Geniza Merchants and their Business World (Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series)
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"Limited and unlimited partnerships" according to Kindle Customer. Excellent research done from genizah fragments. Too much repetition of same facts. Book needs re editing. Also a dramatis personea of main characters mentioned in book would be useful together with a timeline
She studies the medieval history of the Mediterranean basin, Christian Europe and the Islamic world specialising in economic and legal institutions and culture. Jessica Goldberg is Assistant Professor of Medieval History at the University of Pennsylvania.
She shows how the many-dimensional relationships among traders interact with multiple institutions enforcing property rights and contracts; this brings the research frontier closer to relevance and applicability. F. "Goldberg brilliantly combines a historian's knowledge of detail and an economist's conceptual framework to enrich our understanding of transactions and their governance. It offers an exacting and innovative reading of a difficult and fascinating trove of records that have generated heated scholarly debates for over a century." Francesca Trivellato, Yale University, Connecticut"Trade and Institutions in the Medieval Mediterranean succeeds in painting a coherent and compelling picture of a trading community, while still maintaining technical precision. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Econo
The Geniza merchants of the eleventh-century Mediterranean - sometimes called the 'Maghribi traders' - are central to controversies about the origins of long-term economic growth and the institutional bases of trade. Commercial letters, business accounts and courtroom testimony bring to life how these medieval traders used personal gossip and legal mechanisms to manage far-flung agents, switched business strategies to manage political risks and asserted different parts of their fluid identities to gain advantage in the multicultural medieval trading world. In this book, Jessica Goldberg reconstructs the business world of the Geniza merchants, maps the shifting geographic relationships of the medieval Islamic economy and sheds new light on debates about the institutional framework for later European dominance. This book paints a vivid picture of the everyday life of Jewish