Course Detail
Course Components:
Centers on the evolution of European economies from the Middle Ages to the 17th century as interpreted by various historians. Examines the socio-economic institutions of the great medieval periods; the development of agricultural and urban sectors, trade and demographic trends. Examines the rise of absolute monarchies, the development of mercantilism thought, the 15th century Commercial Revolution and the economic impact of the great discoveries. Studies early commercial banking history and commercial advances of 16th century Britain, France, Spain, and the German states. Price Revolution and demographic growth in the 16th century. Economic effects of the end of Christian unity. Economic crisis in the 17th century. Economic continuity and change in the Slavic world. Russia from the Kievan state to Peter the Great's empire.