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The term price denotes the amount of color::Geldmoney to be paid per unit of goods for a purchase (in contrast to barter). Until the 19th century, for some goods (especially baked goods) as a rule it meant the opposite: the quantity a purchaser would receive per monetary unity (so that the weight of a penny loaf of bread changed over time). With the advance of a money economy and market relationships in the Middle Ages, prices became a central…

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Engel, Alexander, “Price”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025820>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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