"A noteworthy addition to our understanding of the economic past." -- George Dameron, Renaissance Quarterly
"Provides singular glimpses into the function and practice of a local economy that will be useful to anyone concerned with late-medieval business." -- Thomas W. Blomquist, Speculum
"In an exceptionally well-documented volume, based on 45 account books distilled into seven short chapters, Richard K. Marshall gives us both a glimpse of the lives of 17 tradesmen and an introduction to their business practices." -- Frances Andrews, Historian
"Marshall's book is a fine introduction to late medieval business practices, and it deserves to be read by late medievalists, specialists in Italian history, and business historians." -- Paolo Squatriti, Business History Review
"This is an extremely valuable, informative and admirable concise study which shows the percocity of the Italian urban economy at this time." -- Craig Muldrew, History
About the Author
Richard K. Marshall is a former teacher and headmaster. From 1965 to 1967 he served as principal of the American Junior-Senior High School in Athens, Greece.