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Price lists
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1. Definition and evolution

Price lists, that is, formalized lists of prices or rate sheets, hand-written and later printed, constituted the earliest type of trade and financial journal; each consisted of just one or two pages. Such price lists are a major source for price quotations, demand quotations, and exchange rate quotations on the European and Levantine markets from the late 16th century to the 19th. As a rule, price lists are dated precisely and therefore provide exact…

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Denzel, Markus A., “Price lists”, 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 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025828>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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