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Commerce and Conquest in the Mediterranean, 1100-1500

by David Abulafia

Part of the Variorum Collected Studies Series

Commerce and Conquest in the Mediterranean, 1100-1500 Synopsis

From the 12th century onwards merchants from the north Italian and southern French towns were able to take advantage of Christian conquests in southern Italy, Sicily and the Levant to penetrate and dominate the markets of these regions and of North Africa. The articles collected in this volume examine the economic, social and religious impact of this combination of trade and conquest . They include studies of the survival of Jews and Muslims in Sicily, of the debate about the 'under-development' of medieval southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia, of relations between the rulers of those regions and the merchants, and of mercantile penetration into the kingdom of Jerusalem, Cyprus and Tunis in the wake of Crusaders and Sicilian kings. A partir du 12e siecle, les marchands venant des villes du Nord de l'Italie et du Sud de la France etaient devenus A mAme de tirer avantage des conquAtes chretiennes en Italie du Sud, en Sicile et dans le Levant et de penetrer, ainsi que de dominer les marches de ces differentes regions et de l'Afrique du Nord. Les articles rassembles dans ce volume examinent l'impact economique, social et religieux de cette association entre la conquAte et le commerce. Le recueil comprend des etudes sur la survie des Juifs et des Musulmans en Sicile, sur le debat A propos du 'sous-developpement' de l'Italie meridionale, de la Sicile et de la Sardaigne au Moyen Age, sur les rapports entre les dirigeants de ces regions et les marchands, ainsi que sur la penetration mercantile du royaume de Jerusalem, de Chypre et de Tunis, dans le sillon des Croises et des rois de Sicile.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780860783770
Publication date: 16th July 1993
Author: David Abulafia
Publisher: Variorum an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 360 pages
Categories: Economic history, General & world history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Social & cultural history,

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David Abulafia, Cambridge University, UK

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