Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World: Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World: Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

by Olivia Remie Constable
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521109760

ISBN-13: 9780521109765

Pub. Date: 04/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Greek pandocheion, the Arabic funduq, and Latin fondaco were hostelries for medieval Mediterranean travellers that evolved into centers of trade between Muslim and Christian regions. Olivia Remie Constable traces the evolution of this family of institutions from the pandocheion in Late Antiquity to the arrival of European merchants in Islamic markets and the

Overview

The Greek pandocheion, the Arabic funduq, and Latin fondaco were hostelries for medieval Mediterranean travellers that evolved into centers of trade between Muslim and Christian regions. Olivia Remie Constable traces the evolution of this family of institutions from the pandocheion in Late Antiquity to the arrival of European merchants in Islamic markets and the appearance of the fondaco. Constable's study demonstrates the role of common economic interests in their development.

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ISBN-13:
9780521109765
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: a culture of travel: words institutions, and connections; 1. Accepting all comers': a cross-cultural institution in late antiquity; 2. the transition from Byzantium to the Dar al-Islam; 3. Commerce, charity, community, and the funduq; 4. Colonies before colonialism: western Christian trade and the evolution of the fondaco; 5. Conquest and commercial space: the case of Iberia; 6. Fondacos in Sicily, south Italy, and the Crusader states; 7. Changing patterns of Muslim commercial space in the later middle ages; 8. Christian commerce and the solidification of the fondaco system; 9. The fondaco in Mediterranean Europe; Conclusion: a changing world: new peoples and institutions in the early modern Mediterranean; Bibliography; Index.

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