Medieval Money, Merchants, and Morality

by Diane Wolfthal (Author), Deirdre Jackson (Introduction), Steven A. Epstein (Contributor), David Yoon (Contributor)

Medieval Money, Merchants, and Morality charts the economicrevolution that took place at theend of the Middle Ages and theearly Renaissance. Trade wasconducted on an unprecedentedscale, banks were established,and coinage proliferated likenever before. The widespread useof money in everyday lifetransformed every aspect ofEuropean society, including itsvalues and culture.

Bringing together some of themost acclaimed manuscripts inthe Morgan’s collection and otherexceptional objects including arenaissance purse, a brass almsbox, and a hoard of coins, thisexhibition will explore the fate ofthe avaricious, attitudes towardsthe poor, contentious lendingpractices, and moneymanagement.

The famous Hours of Catherine ofCleves, the Hours of Henry VIII,and the Prayer Book of QueenClaude de France will be presented from a decidedly new angle, combining economic and art historyto consider the early history of capitalism and the crisis in values that it sparked. These will featurealongside lesser known treasures, including an Italian account book in its original binding and astunning leaf from a register of creditors made in Bologna, Italy, in 1394–95. As people today reflect onfluctuating markets, disparities in wealth, personal values, and morality, the themes addressed in thisexhibition are as relevant as ever. 


OpenEdition vous propose de citer ce billet de la manière suivante :
Marco Conti (8 octobre 2023). Medieval Money, Merchants, and Morality. Hic et nunc, computatis ! Consulté le 22 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/n1x6


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