The Conduct of Trade
INLAND trade varied as greatly in its conduct as in its means. There was an established system of regulated trading, in the markets and fairs created from the middle ages, and in these the activities of wholesale traders were carefully limited. But the reality of internal trading diverged from the regulated structure. In one sense, to examine the conduct of trade is merely to follow the logical consequences of the changing transport structure, but in another it provides a tool with which to assess the origins of the urge to improve means of carriage.
KeywordsDomestic Market Seventeenth Century Money Supply Trade Credit Teenth Century
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