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Economic History
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I. General – II. Church

I. General

Economic history, simply speaking, is concerned with how over the centuries people have earned their livelihood, have obtained for themselves food, clothing, and shelter, have communicated with each other sometimes across rivers, mountains, and oceans, have met, bartered (Exchange), traded (Trade), developed modes of transportation, and founded institutions that promote this exchange: markets, settlements, money, and ultimately organizations such as trades unions, companies (Busin…

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Fischer, Wolfram and Ohst, Martin, “Economic History”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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