Jacques Le Goff is Professor of History, and formerly head of École des hautes études en sciences sociales. He was a leading figure in the Annales School and his book Medieval Civilization is a classic.
1. The heritage of the Roman Empire and Christianization
2. From Charlemagne to feudalism
3. The rise of coin and money at the turn of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
4. The wonderful thirteenth century of money
5. Trade, money and coin in the commercial revolution of the thirteenth century
6. Money and the nascent states
7. Lending, debt and usury
8. A new wealth and a new poverty
9. From the thirteenth to the fourteenth century: money in crisis
10. The perfecting of the financial system at the end of the Middle Ages
11. Towns, states and money at the end of the Middle Ages
12. Prices, wages and coin in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
Appendix: Was there a land market in the Middle Ages?
13. The mendicant orders and money
14. Humanism, patronage and money
15. Capitalism or caritas?