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Alternate title:History of commerce
Ecce homo. Commerce
Summary:This program sums up the evolution of commerce, from barter, to coinage, to today's stock market. Economist Professor Grantham, of McGill University, discusses how writing and accounting facilitated trade and gave rise to a merchant class in the ancient world, and hence the spread of classical civilization in the Mediterranean and Asia Minor, culminating in the Roman Empire. The importance of the spice and silk trades is also discussed, along with how the quest for new trading partners impelled exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries, leading to the discovery of the New World and new prosperity.
Contributor:Laliberté, Jean
Morris, George
Provider:Productions Coscient Inc.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Commerce -- History
Economic history
Genre:Documentary television programs
Credits:Directed by Jean Laliberté ; written by Bernard Montas ; producer, Vincent Leduc ; produced par Productions Coscient Inc. Narrator, George Morris; guests: Philippe Chalmin, Jean-Charles Chebat, George W. Grantham, Gilles Paquet, Jack M. Weatherford. Editors, Marie-Claude Bourdon, Paul Perrier ; music, Pascal Mailloux.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Films@UM Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Collection:Films@UM
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