- From: Paul J Gans <gansno@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 04:45:06 +0000 (UTC)
In soc.history.medieval erilar <drache@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <hlj6ct$2dp$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Renia <renia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
James A. Donald wrote:
For an excellent study of early Medieval capitalism, I recommend "The
Have you read that one, Paul?
I would be highly suspicious of anything suggested by that troll.
I did not see the original Donald post. I'd NOT recommend
Gimpel on medieval economics. There are many economic historians
who have specialized in the Middle Ages, all of whom are probably
better grounded than Gimpel.
Besides, Gimpel's real point is the use of machines in the
Middle Ages and the effect that had on society.
But it is a good (and quick) read.
PS: Old timers will remember that it was a quote from Gimpel
that either started or inflammed the Great Horse Strangling
--- Paul J. Gans