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Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade / Edition 1
     

Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade / Edition 1

by Henri Pirenne, Frank D. Halsey
 

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ISBN-10: 0691007608

ISBN-13: 9780691007601

Pub. Date: 04/01/1969

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This book is the synthesis of long years of study and research by a great historian. M. Pirenne contends that it was not the invasions of the barbaric tribes that destroyed the civilization of antiquity, but the closing of the Mediterranean which put a stop to commerce and sent the cities into their decline.

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This book is the synthesis of long years of study and research by a great historian. M. Pirenne contends that it was not the invasions of the barbaric tribes that destroyed the civilization of antiquity, but the closing of the Mediterranean which put a stop to commerce and sent the cities into their decline.

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ISBN-13:
9780691007601
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1969
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Michael McCormick ix

Translator's Foreword xxxiii

Preface xxxv

Chapter I. The Mediterranean 1

Chapter II. The Ninth Century 16

Chapter III. City Origins 35

Chapter IV. The Revival of Commerce 49

Chapter V. The Merchant Class 68

Chapter VI. The Middle Class 84

Chapter VII. Municipal Institutions 109

Chapter VIII. Cities and European Civilization 138

Bibliography 153

Index 157

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