Professor John Munro passed away on December 23, 2013. This site is maintained and kept online as an archive. For more infomation please visit the Centre for Medieval Studies

Professor (Emeritus) John H. Munro passed away December 23, 2013

Department of Economics,
University of Toronto
150 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3G7

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Updated on: 22 July 2013:


(1) The Usury Doctrine and Urban Public Finances in Late-Medieval Flanders (1220-1550): Rentes (Annuities), Excise Taxes, and Income Transfers from the Poor to the Rich .

Paper presented to the following organizations:

(2) The South Sea Bubble of 1720 and its relationship to the current financial crisis: an old and still current story of greed, fraud, and stupidity:

(3) Coinage Debasements in Burgundian Flanders, 1384 - 1482: Monetary or Fiscal Policies?

(4) From Gutsherrschaft to Grundherrschaft: Monetary and Fiscal Factors in the Decline of English Manorial Demesne Agriculture and Serfdom, ca. 1370 - ca. 1420

(5) From Wine to Beer: Changing Patterns of Alcoholic Consumption and Living Standards in Later Medieval Flanders, 1300 - 1550

(6) Usury, Calvinism, and Credit in Protestant England: from the Sixteenth Century to the Industrial Revolution

(7) Usury and Medieval-Renaissance Public Debts: Why the Renaissance Italian Communes Did Not Adopt the Franco-Flemish ‘Financial Revolution', 1220 - 1600

(8) The Dual Crises of the Late-Medieval Florentine Cloth Industry, ca. 1320 - 1420

(9) Usury and Medieval Public Finance: Why the (Franco)Flemings and not the Italians Invented the Modern 'Financial Revolution':

(10) How Golden was the Burgundian 'Golden Age' in the Fifteenth Century? How financing warfare reduced the living standards of urban craftsmen in the southern Low Countries:

(11) Woollens, Worsteds, and (Hybrid) Serges: English and Continental Terminologies for Wool-Based Textiles and Their Technological Significance (Medieval and Early-Modern Eras)

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