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The Most Necessary Luxuries: The Mercers' Company of Coventry, 1550-1680

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The Most Necessary Luxuries: The Mercers' Company of Coventry, 1550-1680 - Berger, Ronald M
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Between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries, gilds were the basis of industrial and commercial organization in England. Surprisingly, however, the disappearance of gilds has been neglected by historians. In The Most Necessary Luxuries, Ronald Berger uses the Mercers' Company of Coventry to follow the eclipse of an entire trading community in one of England's premier medieval cities and manufacturing centers. Berger charts the difficulties faced by mercers and grocers in a growing capitalist economy and discusses their ...

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The Most Necessary Luxuries: The Mercers' Company of Coventry, 1550-1680 1993, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271008677

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