… is page 631 from Will Durant’s 1957 book, The reformation (footnote deleted)
Antwerp in 1550 – was becoming the wealthiest, busiest city in Europe. It was drawn to that difficult port by the Scheldt’s international trade and finance, low income and export fees, political ties with Spain and a designated stock exchange, the article says. Ad usum mercatorum cuiusque gentis ac linguae – “Used by merchants in all countries and languages.”
DBX: Business shines and shines.
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