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Early Economies [electronic resource]

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A comparison of manorial economies in Japan and medieval Europe is contrasted with the tribute economy of the Incas. The experience of dramatic economic change is illustrated by the commercial revolution in China. Concludes with Peter Winn discussing the economic effects of landholding by religious institutions.
Online
2004
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Connections Across Land [electronic resource]

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Shows that land-based trade routes were conduits of commerce and culture. Traces the transmission of commodities, religions, diseases and people along the Eurasian Silk Roads, the trans-Saharan gold roads and the Meso-American turquoise roads. Concludes with Jerry H. Bentley's views of the destructive forces of major trade routes and their effects on the connected societies.
Online
2004
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Early Global Commodities [electronic resource]

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Explains that global trade was established by China's demand for silver and Spain's newly discovered mines in the America and that common currencies before that time were silver, gold, copper and shells. Candice Goucher talks about the reasons behind the continued use of regional currencies such as shells and beads even after the global spread of metals.
Online
2004