Mediterranean Encounters, Economic, Religious, Political, 1100-1550

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Abulafia (history, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England), in this collection of previously published essays (in English, Spanish, and Italian), focuses on the ways in which political developments and economic ones influence one another. The essays consider trade between Christians and Muslims in the 12th century, particularly between Spain and North Africa, in the Crusader States, the city of Ancona, Italy, and in the trade of the industrial arts. Subsequent sections consider the Italians' and Iberians' contribution to trade in the 13th through 15th centuries; the Kingdoms of Sicily and Naples, with an essay on the place in these kingdoms of Jews and Muslims; and the political convulsions that followed the War of the Sicilian Vespers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860788416
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Series: Variorum Collected Studies
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 5.91 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Trade Across the Christian-Muslim Frontier
I The Role of Trade in Muslim-Christian Contact during the Middle Ages (The Arab Influence in Medieval Europe, ed. D. Agius and R. Hitchcock, Folia Scolastica Mediterranea. Reading/Beirut, 1994) 1
II Trade and Crusade, 1050-1250 (Cultural Convergences in the Crusader Period, ed. M. Goodich, S. Menache, S. Schein. New York, 1995) 1
III Gli inizi del commercio genovese a Maiorca e il patto maiorchino-genovese del 1160 (Oriente e Occidente tra Medioevo ed Eta Moderna. Studi in onore di Geo Pistarino, ed. L. Balletto. Genoa/Acqui Terme, 1997) 3
IV East and West: Comments on the Commerce of the City of Ancona in the Middle Ages (Atti e memorie della Societa Dalmata di Storia Patria 26, Citta e sistema adriatico alla fine del Medioevo. Bilancio degli studi e prospettive di ricerca, ed. M.P. Ghezzo. Venice, 1997) 49
V Industrial Products: the Middle Ages (Prodotti e tecniche d'Oltremare nelle economie europee, secc. XIII-XVIII. XXIX Settimana dell' Istituto Internazionale di Storia economica 'F. Datini' 29. Florence, 1998) 333
The Mediterranean Economy and Western Europe
VI The Impact of Italian Banking in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 1300-1500 (Banking, Trade and Industry Europe, America and Asia from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century, ed. A. Teichova, G. Kurgan-van Hentenryk and D. Ziegler. Cambridge, 1997) 17
VII Cittadino e denizen: mercanti mediterranei a Southampton e a Londra (Sistema di rapporti ed elites economiche in Europa (secoli XII-XVII), ed. M. del Treppo, Europa Mediterranea Quaderni 8. Naples, 1994) 273
VIII L'economia mercantile nel Mediterraneo occidentale (1390ca-1460ca): commercio locale e a lunga distanza nell'eta di Alfonso il Magnanimo (Schola Salernitana 2. Salerno, 1997) 21
IX Grain Traffic Out of the Apulian Ports on Behalf of Lorenzo de'Medici, 1486-7 (Karissime Gotifride. Historical Essays Presented to Professor Godfrey Wettinger on his Seventieth Birthday, ed. Paul Xuereb. Malta, 1999) 25
Politics, Religion and Economy in the Era of Frederick II
X Lo Stato e la vita economica (Federico II e il mondo mediterraneo, ed. A. Paravicini Bagliani and P. Toubert. Palermo, 1994) 165
XI The Kingdom of Sicily and the Origins of the Political Crusades (Societa, Istituzioni, Spiritualita nell'Europa medievale. Studi in onore di Cinzio Violante. Spoleto, 1994) 65
XII Ethnic Variety and its Implications: Frederick II's Relations with Jews and Muslims (Intellectual Life at the Court of Frederick II Hohenstaufen. Studies in the History of Art, 44, ed. William Tronzo, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Symposium Papers XXIV. Washington DC, 1994) 213
Jews and Muslims Under Anjou and Aragon
XIII Monarchs and Minorities in the Christian Western Mediterranean around 1300: Lucera and its Analogues (Christendom and its Discontents. Exclusion, Persecution and Rebellion, 1000-1500, ed. Scott L. Waugh and Peter D. Diehl. Cambridge, 1996) 234
XIV Le attivita economiche degli Ebrei siciliani attorno al 1300 (Italia Judaica: Gli Ebrei in Sicilia sino all'espulsione del 1492. Atti del V Convegno internazionale, Palermo, 15-19 giugno 1992. Rome, 1995) 89
XV Die Verfolgung der Juden in Suditalien und Sizilien (1290-1541) (Judenvertreibungen in Mittelalter und fruher Neuzeit, ed. F. Burgard, A. Haverkamp, G. Mentgen, Forschungen zur Geschichte der Juden, Abteilung A: Abhandlungen, Band 9. Hanover, 1999) 99
XVI The Role of the Jews in the Cultural Life of the Aragonese Kingdom of Naples (Gli Ebrei in Sicilia dal tardo Antico al Medioevo. Studi in onore di Mons. Benedetto Rocco, ed. N. Bucaria. Palermo, 1998) 35
Political Rivalries Between Anjou and Aragon
XVII The Aragonese Kingdom of Albania: an Angevin Project of 1311-1316 (Mediterranean Historical Review, 10. London / Tel Aviv 1995) 1
XVIII Genova Angioina, 1318-35: gli inizi della Signoria di Roberto re di Napoli (La storia dei Genovesi, vol. 12. Genoa, 1994) 15
XIX Consideraciones sobre la historia del reino de Mallorca: Mallorca entre Aragon y Francia (El Regne de Mallorca a l'epoca de la dinastia privativa. XVI Jornades de Historia Local, Institut d'Estudis Balearics. Palma de Mallorca, 1998) 37
Addenda et Corrigenda 1
Index 1
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