The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600 : Commercial Networks and Urban Autonomy
The collection takes as its central question how shippers and merchants were able to connect regional and interregional trade circuits around and beyond Europe in the late medieval period. It is divided into four parts, with chapters in Part I looking across broad themes such as ships and sailing routes, maritime law, financial linkages and linguistic exchanges. In the following parts - divided into the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, and the Atlantic and North Seas - contributors present case studies addressing themes including conflict resolution, relations between different types of main ports and their hinterland, the local institutional arrangements supporting maritime trade, and the advantages and challenges of locations around the continent. The volume concludes with a summary that points to the extraterritorial character of trading systems during this fascinating period of expansion.
Drawing together an international team of contributors, The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe is a vital contribution to the study of maritime history and the history of trade. It is essential reading for students and scholars in these fields.
- Hardback | 502 pages
- 171 x 248 x 31.75mm | 1,030g
- 04 Apr 2017
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 1st ed.
- 13 Line drawings, black and white; 11 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
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Table of contents
Notes on Contributors
Wim Blockmans, Mikhail Krom and Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz
`Maritime Trade around Europe, 1300-1600. Commercial Networks and Urban Autonomy'
Richard W. Unger
`Ships and Sailing Routes in Maritime Trade around Europe, 1300-1600'
`Capturing Opportunity, Financing Trade'
`Trading Spaces in European Port Cities: The Architectural Models of Bourses, Lonjas, and Exchanges'
`Trade and Language: How did Traders Communicate Across Language Borders?'
`Lex Maritima? Local, Regional and Universal Maritime Law in the Middle Ages'
`Venice: City of Merchants or City for Merchandise?'
`Collapse and Continuity: Alexandria as a Declining City with a Thriving Port (Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries)'
`The Maritime Trading Network of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century'
`Genoa: a City with a Port or a Port City?'
`The Genoese Casa di San Giorgio as a Micro-Economic and Territorial Nodal System'
`Marseille: A Supporting Role'
David Igual Luis
`Valencia: Opportunities of a Secondary Node'
`Lubeck and the Hanse: a Queen Without Its Body'
`Danzig (Gdansk): seeking stability and autonomy'
Anu Mand and Ivar Leimus
`Reval (Tallinn) - A City Emerging from Maritime Trade'
`Novgorod: Trade, Politics and Mentalities in the Time of Independence'
Alexei Vovin and Mikhail Krom
`The City of Pskov in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries: Baltic Trade and Institutional Growth'
The Atlantic &ã the Northã Sea
Amelia Andrade and Flavio Miranda
`Lisbon. Trade, Urban Power and the King's Visible Hand'
`The Maritime Trade and Society of La Rochelle in the Late Middle Ages'
Louis Sicking and Arno Neele
`"The goodlyest Haven not of the Lowe Countries only but of all Christendome".
The Scheldt Estuary as a Gateway System 1300-1600'
`The Maritime Trade Networks of Late Medieval London'
`Aberdeen and the East Coast of Scotland: Autonomy on the Periphery'
Geir Atle Ersland
`Bergen 1300 - 1600: A Trading Hub Between the North and the Baltic Sea'
Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz
`European Integration From the Seaside. A Comparative Synthesis'
Juri Kivimae, University of Toronto, Canada
This volume is a much needed synthesis of European Medieval Maritime trade, which presents an up to date state of the art of this active field. Its detailed case-studies and comparative framework will be useful both for students and for scholars.
Maria Fusaro, University of Exeter, UK
About Wim Blockmans
Mikhail Krom Professor of Comparative Studies in History at the European University at St. Petersburg.
Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz is Assistant Professor in Medieval History at the University of Amsterdam.