[LMB] Penric: Money, trade, & cheese
howard at brazee.net
Sat Jan 23 03:03:35 GMT 2016
I enjoyed seeing a town making its living on cheese. I question the many medieval (and later) types of fantasies (and historical books) that have easier access to money than I read about in history.
Admittedly, Penric is from a small town, where wealth of a cheese producer can dominate - but his gift of cheese was well appreciated as a cash substitute. I tend to wonder how economies work (looking at how obviously the Lord of the Rings movies show a city with no farmland around it, and wondering how Sauron’s economy works).
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