Travel and Trade in the Middle Ages

Travel and Trade in the Middle Ages

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by Paul B. Newman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786445351

ISBN-13: 2900786445355

Pub. Date: 04/15/2011

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Transportation and trade in the Middle Ages were more developed and varied than is commonly thought. This book examines why medieval Europeans traveled—from making pilgrimages to engaging in international trade—and surveys in detail how they traveled, both by land and water. Travel and trade were inextricably linked to transportation, and over time an

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Transportation and trade in the Middle Ages were more developed and varied than is commonly thought. This book examines why medieval Europeans traveled—from making pilgrimages to engaging in international trade—and surveys in detail how they traveled, both by land and water. Travel and trade were inextricably linked to transportation, and over time an infrastructure of roads, bridges, and accommodations grew across Europe, enabling people and goods to move around the continent and beyond. Also explored are the hardships faced by medieval travelers, including storms at sea, avalanches in the Alps, the presence of pirates and robbers, and the fundamental problems of finding a meal and shelter.

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ISBN-13:
2900786445355
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
249

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