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The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300–1600

Edited by: Wim Blockmans , Mikhail Krom , Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz

Print publication date:  February  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138899506
eBook ISBN: 9781315278575
Adobe ISBN: 9781315278568

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The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600 explores the links between maritime trading networks around Europe, from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to the North and Baltic Seas. Maritime trade routes connected diverse geographical and cultural spheres, contributing to a more integrated Europe in both cultural and material terms. This volume explores networks’ economic functions alongside their intercultural exchanges, contacts and practical arrangements in ports on the European coasts.

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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Maritime trade around Europe 1300–1600 Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Ships and sailing routes in maritime trade around Europe 1300–1600 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Capturing opportunity, financing trade Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Trading spaces in European port cities Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Lex maritima? Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Trade and language Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Venice Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Collapse and Continuity Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Maritime Trading network of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Genoa Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Genoese Casa di San Giorgio as a Micro-Economic and Territorial Nodal System Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Marseille Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Valencia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Lübeck and the Hanse Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Danzig (GDAŃSK) Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Reval (TALLINN) Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Novgorod Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The City of Pskov in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Lisbon Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Maritime Trade and Society of La Rochelle in the late Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  21:  ‘The goodlyest haven not of the lowe countries only but of all christendome’ Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Maritime Trade Networks of Late Medieval London Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Aberdeen and the east coast of Scotland Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Bergen 1300–1600 Download PDF
Chapter  25:  European integration from the seaside Download PDF
General bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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