Crusades and money are rarely associated, but the sinews of war should never be neglected for these expeditions. As, great silver deposits, discovered in the mid-12th Century, irrigated Western Europe’s economy, this huge precious metals influx monetised exchanges and stimulated trade, its widespread effect being felt on prices, wages and revenues. The current research attempts to quantify this phenomenon and determine its impact on warfare and crusade management.
Paris Sorbonne University
“Prices and standards of living in Rouen (15th century)”
The topic of my Ph.D dissertation concerns the consumption and the standards of living in Rouen during the second part of fifteenth century. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the society of Rouen through an analysis of the standards of living in the city. An important part of my research concerns the study of prices, consumption and spending power.
Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structures
Faculty of History
University of Cambridge