Trade, Commodities and Shipping in the Medieval Mediterranean (Variorum Collected Studies CS 572)
By: Professor David Jacoby (author)Hardback
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This fourth collection by David Jacoby focuses on Western economic expansion the Eastern Mediterranean during the 11th-15th centuries. He is concerned to emphasize the interconnections linking the West, Byzantium and the Levant, and to examine normative sources for commercial activity (charters, etc.) against the background of actual practice, such as reflected in notarial documents. The articles deal with the evolution of urban centres, the trade in raw materials, and at the same time questions of technology transfer and the mobility of merchants and craftsmen. Particular attention is given to the silk trade: the author argues that demographic expansion in the Byzantine world, as in the West, stimulated economic growth, and demand for silk led to the emergence of a market-driven industry in Byzantium.
David Jacoby, University of Jerusalem, Israel
Contents: The migration of merchants and craftsmen: a mediterranean perspective (12th-15th century); Italian privileges and trade in Byzantium before the Fourth Crusade: a reconsideration; Les Genois dans l'Empire Byzantin: citoyens, sujets et proteges (1261-1453); Conrad, Marquis of Montferrat, and the Kingdom of Jerusalem (1187-1192); L'evolution urbaine et la fonction mediterraneenne, d'Acre A l'epoque des croisades; Les Communes italiennes et les ordres militaires A Acre: aspects juridiques, territoriaux et militaires (1104-1187, 1191-1291); Silk in Western Byzantium before the Fourth Crusade; Silk production in the Frankish Peloponnese: the evidence of 14th-century surveys and reports; Raw materials for the glass industries of Venice and the Terraferma, about 1370 - about 1460; L'alun et la Crete venitienne; La production du sucre en Crete venitienne: l'echec d'une entreprise economique; Venetian anchors for Crusader Acre; Index.
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