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Auteur(s) : Davis, James (19..-.... ; historien)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Medieval market morality [Texte imprimé] : life, law and ethics in the English marketplace, 1200-1500 / James Davis

Publication : Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012

Description matérielle : xvii, 514 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

Comprend : Introduction ; Images of market trade ; Regulation of the market ; The behaviour of market traders ; An evolving market morality ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Index.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-505) and index
"This important new study examines the market trade of medieval England from a new perspective, by providing a wide-ranging critique of the moral and legal imperatives that underpinned retail trade. James Davis shows how market-goers were influenced not only by practical and economic considerations of price, quality, supply and demand, but also by the moral and cultural environment within which such deals were conducted. This book draws on a broad range of cross-disciplinary evidence, from the literary works of William Langland and the sermons of medieval preachers, to state, civic and guild laws, Davis scrutinises everyday market behaviour through case studies of small and large towns, using the evidence of manor and borough courts. From these varied sources, Davis teases out the complex relationship between morality, law and practice and demonstrates that even the influence of contemporary Christian ideology was not necessarily incompatible with efficient and profitable everyday commerce"-- ; "The fifteenth-century poem London Lickpenny provides a vivid portrait of a town's streets, brimming with the vibrant noises and sights of market life. Within the marketplaces of medieval London swarmed a multitude of hawkers, pedlars, cooks and stallholders, all crying their wares and pestering potential customers: Then went I forth by London stone, Throughout all Canwyle streete; Candlewick Street Drapers mutch cloth me offred anone.' Then comes me one, cryed, 'Hot shepes feete!' One cryde, 'Makerell!'; 'Ryshes grene!' another gan greete Rushes One bad me by a hood to cover my head -But for want of mony I myght not be sped.1 The poem portrays a young man from the country who is bewildered by the cacophony of sounds, but is perhaps also seduced by the contrasting sights and smells of a commercial world in which money is the prime motivational force. The writer emphasises the variety of goods on sale, as well as the belligerent persistence of the vendors. However, a distasteful undercurrent is implied. A hood lost by the young man is later spotted by him on a stall, being sold amidst other stolen goods"--


Sujet(s) : Éthique des affaires -- Grande-Bretagne -- Angleterre (GB) -- Moyen âge  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Commerce de détail -- Grande-Bretagne -- Angleterre (GB) -- Moyen âge  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Histoire économique -- Moyen âge  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Angleterre (GB) -- Moeurs et coutumes -- 1066-1500  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9781107003439 (hardback). - ISBN 1107003431 (hardback)

Notice n° :  FRBNF42795062 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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