From Genoa to London: the Places of Insurance in Europe

  • Peter Spufford
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance Series book series (PSHF)


Two sequences of commercial centres existed in late medieval Europe. One comprised international financial centres such as Venice, to which people came from many places to transact financial business. The other included places such as Florence, from which merchants and bankers spread out and transacted business in many other places, but where most commerce was local, and most of the participants were natives.1


Seventeenth Century Sixteenth Century Thirteenth Century Fourteenth Century Commercial Centre 
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