Como funcionava a economia feudal? A lógica econômica das sociedades medievais

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Chris Wickham
Tradutora: Cinthia M. M. Rocha

Resumo

Este artigo tem como objetivo criar um modelo para a lógica econômica subjacente da economia feudal, que pode, então, ser contrastado com os modelos muito mais conhecidos da economia capitalista. Isso é feito desenvolvendo uma discussão sobre um padrão muito frequente em sociedades pré-industriais e feudais: economias locais ativas com trocas altamente desenvolvidas, que nunca, nem remotamente, se desenvolveram na direção do capitalismo. Argumenta-se aqui que isso ocorre porque elas obedeciam a uma lógica econômica diferente, e não apenas a uma versão mais simples da lógica do mundo capitalista, que de alguma forma teria sido “bloqueada” de se desenvolver ainda mais. O artigo então estabelece os elementos básicos do que essa lógica poderia ser.

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Chris Wickham

Historiador. De 2005 a 2016, ele foi o Professor Chichele de História Medieval na Universidade de Oxford e Membro do All Souls College, Oxford; atualmente é professor emérito. Anteriormente, ele havia lecionado na Universidade de Birmingham desde 1977, chegando a ser Professor de História Medieval Inicial de 1997 a 2005.

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