What’s Wrong With The Economy? Check Out This New Exhibition About Money In The Middle Ages


To be a merchant in the Middle Ages, one needed to know how to write and count. Mastery of foreign languages was beneficial. But perhaps most important was an aptitude for theology. Although trade increased exponentially between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, the Catholic Church remained ambivalent about mercantile principles such as profit, not to mention the…

This story appeared on forbes.com, 2023-11-21.
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