Mining, Metallurgy, and Minting in the Middle Ages: Continuing Afro-European Supremacy, 1250-1450

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Franz Steiner Verlag, 2001 - History - 786 pages
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In the years covered by this volume, 1250-1450, the production patterns, in both the European precious and base metal industries, first established in the twelfth century, and described in volume two, continued to be played out. This now took place however in the context of a continuous process of increasingly acute resource depletion, which finally culminated in the terminal mining crisis of the 1450s. Even as European silver production declined, however, compensatory supplies of precious metals became for the first time available as a counter-cyclical production pattern came to characterise a newly emergent European gold industry which by 1450 had displaced African gold as the main source of supply to European mints. African gold increasingly was supplied to African and Asiatic markets. Vol. I: Asiatic Supremacy, 425-1125 Vol. 2: Afro-European Supremacy, 1125-1225 .
 

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Contents

Introduction
923
1 Hungarian Bohemian and Moravian Mining
926
3 Distribution System of Bohemian Silver
956
The Second Great Bullion Famine of 1392
971
1 Mint Production of Silver Coins in the Kingdom
986
The Balkan Silver LongCycle 13951415
1015
1 Serbian and Bosnian Gold and Silver Production
1020
3 European Gold Production 13251455
1030
8 Central Africa 11701270
1319
11 Abyssinian Trade Routes 13321399
1331
Chapters British Lead Production and Trade
1343
1 Derbyshire Lead Fields
1363
1 Revenues from the Wirksworth and Hartington
1371
2 Welsh Lead Fields
1378
5 Yorkshire and Central Pennine Lead Fields
1395
6 English and Welsh Lead Production ca 1310
1403

5 Venetian Shipping and Trade 13901439
1045
6 Annual Mint Production of Gold in the Kingdom
1052
7 Rates of Exchange against Florentine florin 140050
1058
The Third Great Bullion Famine of 14551465
1063
1 European Cupelated Silver Production 14501459
1070
2 Mercury Amalgamated Gold Production 146085
1077
Alternative English Money Supply
1089
Gold Production and Trade
1111
3 The Empire of Mali
1143
1 Amount of Specie Required to Buy a Basket
1198
Table 6A1 Numismatic Notes 13921412
1211
Chapter? Asiatic Specie Trades 10501450
1219
1 The Great Silk Road
1240
5 Distribution of Lakshmi Gold Pieces
1272
7 Asiatic Monetary Systems ca 1433
1290
7 English and Welsh Lead Production ca 1390
1412
International Base Metal Production Commodity
1451
5 Mediterranean Lead Trade 12601460 1488
1460
International Base Metal Production Commodity
1495
1 Stora Kopparberg
1501
2 Constantinople Copper Trade
1518
International Base Metal Production Commodity
1525
International Base Metal Production Commodity
1543
1 English Tin Trade 11801240
1545
2 Mediterranean Tin Trade ca 1340
1558
The English Lead Industry Capitalists
1575
The British SilverLead Industry Bureaucracy
1613
1 Bere Ferrers Mine
1625
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