Complexity and Efficiency: Milan in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, in Italian Victualling Systems in the Early Modern Age, 16th to 18th Century

Luciano Maffi*, Luca Mocarelli*

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The article illustrates the complexity and variety of supply systems in Milan in modern Italy. For a long time, the historiography of urban supply systems in the late Middle Ages and the early modern period was characterized by a conceptual opposition between the administration of provisioning and the market. In this article, on the contrary, the term 'ration system' is used according to its historical meaning, designating an organized set of public and private channels for the procurement and distribution of essential goods for daily life.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationItalian Victualling Systems in the Early Modern Age, 16th to 18th Century
Pages37-68
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePALGRAVE STUDIES IN ECONOMIC HISTORY

Keywords

  • Economi History
  • Italian Victualling Systems

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