banks and commerce
- <<< Does anybody happen to know about banks in the middle ages? I read that they existed in some form or another. Did people just keep all their gold coin lying around? How did they protect it? I read some people used money changers to finance wars, thereby preserving their immediate wealth. >>>
Perhaps these Florilegium files might be of use:
In the COMMERCE section:
commerce-msg (67K) 12/25/09 Commerce and trade in period.
high-finance-art (24K) 1/12/03 "A Boke on the Financing of Warre, of
Courtes and the Other Divers Expenditures of Princes" by Lord Anton de Stoc.
p-insurance-msg (17K) 8/22/00 Use of insurance in period. Dowry insurance.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
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