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Some Remarks On The Role Of Merchant Capital In Eastern Europe In The Late Middle Ages

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The author concerns certain controversial questions which, although by no means new to historical science, are still a cause of many disputes and much confusion. The first question concerns the function of merchant capital in the late medieval economy. The second question, linked closely with the first, author would formulate in the following way: can research into merchant capital circulation in Eastern Europe make it easier to grasp the undeniable fact of the development of many East European countries in the 14th and 15th centuries, i.e. at a time when a large part of Western Europe was experiencing an acute socio-economic crisis? Perhaps an attempt to answer these two questions will throw some light on the origins of the division of Europe into separate economic regions in the 15th and 16th centuries. Merchant capital grew where growth in production and the effect of other factors were conducive to profitable investment.

Keywords: eastern Europe's feudal countries; medieval economy; merchant capital



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