The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600
(Routledge History Handbooks)
Blockmans, Wim (EDT)
Krom, Mikhail (EDT)
Wubs-mrozewicz, Justyna (EDT)
502 p. 25 cm
New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2017. This Handbook explores the links between maritime trading networks around Europe, from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to the North and Baltic Seas, exploring networks' economic functions alongside their intercultural exchanges contacts and practical arrangements in ports on the European coasts.
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
List of figures Preface Notes on Contributors Wim Blockmans, Mikhail Krom and Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz 'Maritime Trade around Europe, 1300-1600. Commercial Networks and Urban Autonomy' Thematic Aspects Richard W. Unger 'Ships and Sailing Routes in Maritime Trade around Europe, 1300-1600' Stuart Jenks 'Capturing Opportunity, Financing Trade' Donatella Calabi 'Trading Spaces in European Port Cities: The Architectural Models of Bourses, Lonjas, and Exchanges' Agnete Nesse 'Trade and Language: How did Traders Communicate Across Language Borders?' Albrecht Cordes 'Lex Maritima? Local, Regional and Universal Maritime Law in the Middle Ages' The Mediterranean Monique O'Connell 'Venice: City of Merchants or City for Merchandise?' Georg Christ 'Collapse and Continuity: Alexandria as a Declining City with a Thriving Port (Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries)' Lovro Kuncevic 'The Maritime Trading Network of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century' Luisa Piccinno 'Genoa: a City with a Port or a Port City?' Carlo Taviani 'The Genoese Casa di San Giorgio as a Micro-Economic and Territorial Nodal System' Thierry Pecout 'Marseille: A Supporting Role' David Igual Luis 'Valencia: Opportunities of a Secondary Node' The Baltic Carsten Jahnke 'Lubeck and the Hanse: a Queen Without Its Body' Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz 'Danzig (Gdansk): seeking stability and autonomy' Anu Mand and Ivar Leimus 'Reval (Tallinn) - A City Emerging from Maritime Trade' Pavel Lukin '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 & the North Sea Amelia Andrade and Flavio Miranda 'Lisbon. Trade, Urban Power and the King's Visible Hand' Mathias Tranchant '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' Maryanne Kowaleski 'The Maritime Trade Networks of Late Medieval London' Edda Frankot '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' General Bibliography