In the age of overseas colonization and rise of intercontinental trade, Western Europe’s intercontinental trade with East-Central Europe did not diminish either, but considerably increased in both quantity and significance. Commercial relations within Europe also became a substantial factor in the emerging system of world economy. The ’Western challenge’ had a profound impact on this region, and the 15th-17th centuries proved to be a crucial period for the ’economic destiny’ of the countries of East-Central Europe, among them Hungary. The papers are now provided with supplementary comments, giving information on research and debates since the articles were first published.
Contents: The development of feudal rent in Hungary in the 15th century; Der Bauernaufstand vom Jahre 1514 und die ’zweite Leibeigenschaft’; 16th century Hungary: commercial activity and market production by the nobles; Corvées et travail salarié dans les exploitations seigneuriales de la Hongrie des XVIe et XVIIe siècles; Neuvième et dÃ®me seigneuriale au XVIIe siècle en Hongrie; Leventine trade and Hungary in the Middle Ages (theses, controversies, arguements); The Transylvanian route of Levantine trade at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries; Zur Geschichte der Handelsbeziehungen zwischen Ã–sterreich und Ungarn im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert; The shifting of international trade routes in the 15th-17th centuries; The role of East-Central Europe in international trade (16th and 17th centuries); The East-Central European aspect of the overseas discoveries and colonization; Business mentality and Hungarian national character; Addenda; Index.
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