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Table Of Contents

Foreward
Part I: Venice
Chapter 1: Venetian Shipping During the Commercial Revolution
Chapter 2: The Mediterranean Spice Trade: Its Revival in the Sixteenth Century
Chapter 3: Family Partnerships and Joint Ventures
Chapter 4: Investment and Usury
Chapter 5: Venetian Bankers, 1496-1533
Chapter 6: The Funded Debt of the Venetian Republic, 1262-1482
Chapter 7: Venture Accounting in Medieval Business Management
Chapter 8: Rhythm and Rapidity of Turnover in Venetian Trade of the Fifteenth Century
Chapter 9: Fleets and Fairs
Chapter 10: The Merchant Marine of the Venetian Republic
Chapter 11: Naval Architecture, about 1550
Chapter 12: From Biremes to Triremes
Chapter 13: Merchant Galleys, 1300-34: Private and Communal Operation
Chapter 14: Maritime Law and Administration, 1250-1350
Chapter 15: Cotton Cargoes and Regulations Against Overloading
Chapter 16: Diet and Wages of Seamen in the Early Fourteenth Century
Chapter 17: The Rope Factory and Hemp Trade in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Chapter 18: Medieval Political Ideas and the Venetian Constitution
Part II: European Commerce
Chapter 19: Colbert and the Commerce of Bordeaux
Chapter 20: The Economic Meaning of the Invention of the Compass
Chapter 21: Tonnages, Medieval and Modern
Part III: The Cost of Protection
Chapter 22: National Wealth and Protection Costs
Chapter 23: The Economic Meaning of War and Protection
Chapter 24: Force and Enterprise in the Creation of Oceanic Commerce
Chapter 25: Economic Consequences of Organized Violence
Part IV: History
Chapter 26: Why Begin at the Beginning?
Chapter 27: The Social Sciences and the Humanities
Chapter 28: Theoretical and Historical Interests
Chapter 29: Some Heirs of Gustav von Schmoller
Chapter 30: Units of Economic Growth Historically Considered
Chapter 31: Human History and Natural History
Chapter 32: At the Roots of Republicanism
Postscript
Bibliography of Frederic C. Lane, 1924-66
Index