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Spain's Golden Fleece: Wool Production and the Wool Trade from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century

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The study of Spain's early modern economic history has been dominated by interest in her New World empire -- by images of galleons returning home laden with gold, silver, and precious stones. But wealth generated from the New World accounted for only a small percentage of total income for the crown and private citizens alike. The vast majority derived from the Spain's agrarian economy, of which wool production formed an important part. Large-scale herding supported tens of thousands of families at all social levels and ...

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Spain's Golden Fleece: Wool Production and the Wool Trade from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century
1997, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801855184

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