Please note: We have removed some older publications from the VLB due to insufficient demand p.a.. However, these titles are still available and can be ordered via our website.
Florentine Families in Hungary in the First Half of the Fifteenth Century
A prosopographic study of their economic and social strategies.
The study of Florentine-Hungarian economic relations in the first half of the fifteenth century provides a challenging opportunity to survey late medieval social and economic strategies and their adjustment to a specific regional situation. Florentine merchants were actively present with their trading and banking activity in medieval Europe whereas medieval Hungary played a notable role in the political and economic landscape of East-Central Europe during the reign of King Sigismund of Luxemburg (1387-1437).
Based on a prosopographic database the study investigates these businessmen’s economic and social background in Florence via in-depth case studies and quantitative research. Concentrating further on the community of foreign traders in Buda as a royal seat in formation, the study reviews also the competition between South German and Florentine traders.
An appendix includes the complete prosopographic database compiled for this research, being a collective biography of Florentine merchants and investors working in Hungary in the first half of the fifteenth century. Secondly it includes a list of business partners and transactions in Hungary in the debtors lists of the Florentine Catasto Records.
Hardcover, format 148 mm x 210 mm, 400 pages, includes tables and maps, a prosopographic database and lists of transactions.
Available in 2 to 4 working days.
Delivery within Germany is free of charge.
For deliveries within the EU we charge a flat rate for shipping.
Florence / Hungary / Medieval Italy / Trade / Prosopography / Finance / South German Traders / Buda / Catasto / Ricordanze / Mercanzia / 15. Century / Italy