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The Medieval Economy and Society: An Economic History of Britain in the Middle Ages

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Hardcover, 261 pages
Published December 7th 1972 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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Postan’s text on economic life in medieval England is both incredibly informative, but is, at times, very dry and academic.

Each chapter is nearly self-contained into a subject-based mini-essay, which is a strength as a resource to refer back to, but when combined with the detached, professorial tone it can also make it more challenging to read in its entirety. Diagrams, charts and tables were sorely lacking until the final chapter and would have helped tremendously reinforce the concepts and tr
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Sir Michael Moissey Postan FBA was an economic historian specialising in the economic history of medieval Europe.

He was born to a Jewish family in Bendery, Bessarabia, in the Russian Empire, and studied at the St Vladimir University in Kiev, leaving the USSR after the October Revolution and settling in the UK. He had positions at University College London and at the London School of Economics, bef
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