History of Pedlars in Europe

History of Pedlars in Europe

By: Laurence Fontaine (author)Paperback

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In this, the first sustained account of pedlars and peddling, Laurence Fontaine argues that pedlars and the networks they built up played a crucial role in the birth of the modern European economy.

About Author

Laurence Fontaine is a researcher at the CNRS, Paris.


Introduction. 1. Peddling and Major Trade Between the Fifteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. 2. The Eighteenth Century: a Return to the Regional Areas. 3. The Eighteenth Century: the Networks of Booksellers and Book Pedlars in Southern Europe. 4. A Flexible Typology. 5. In the Village: Reasons for Itinerancy and the Structures Supporting It. 6. Credit and Social Relationships. 7. The Demise of the Profession. 8. The Culture of Itinerancy. 9. A Civilised Business?. Conclusion. Appendix. Notes. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745617411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780745617411
  • weight: 428
  • ISBN10: 0745617417
  • translations: French

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