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Author Heck, Gene W.

Title Charlemagne, Muhammad, and the Arab roots of capitalism / Gene W. Heck
Published Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 381 pages)
Series Studien zur Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients, 0585-6221 ; n.F., Bd. 18
Studien zur Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients (2004) ; n.F., Bd. 18
Contents Frontmatter ; Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 Medieval Christian Europe in Stasis; Chapter 2 The Muslims' Medieval "Trade Explosion"; Chapter 3 Islamic "Free Market" Doctrine Pragmatically Applied; Chapter 4 The Fruition of "Commercial Capitalism" in Fātimid Egypt; Chapter 5 Imperatives of Trade and the Transformation of Europe; Chapter 6 Medieval Europe's Transformation: "The Triumph Of Ideas"; Backmatter
Summary Presented in six principal analytic chapters with supporting appendices, this book explores the role of Islam in precipitating Europe's twelfth century commercial renaissance. Employing the classic analytic techniques of economics, Gene Heck determines that medieval Europe's feudal interregnum was largely caused by indigenous governmental business regulation and not by shifts in international trade patterns. He then proceeds by demonstrating how Islamic economic precepts provided the ideological rationales that empowered medieval Europe to escape its three-centuries-long experiment in "Dark Ag
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-375) and index
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Subject Capitalism -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Commerce -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Islamic countries -- Commerce.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110202832 (electronic bk.)
9783110202830 (electronic bk.)
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