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Le commerce du coton en Méditerranée a la fin du Moyen Age /
par Jong-Kuk Nam.
Leiden ; New York : Brill, 2007.
xvi, 567 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
9004162267, 9789004162266
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Leiden ; New York : Brill, 2007.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Reference & Research Book News, November 2007
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All those interested in medieval economic history, history of the Mediterranean, medieval italian merchants, history of the cotton trade, as well as academic libraries, historians, students, etc.
Main Description
Based on a range of medieval commercial documents the author comes to the conclusion that the cotton traffic was one of the motors mobilizing human and material resources on a large scale in the maritime commerce in the Mediterranean in the Later Middle Ages.
Main Description
This book examines the significance of the cotton trade in the Mediterranean traffic in the Later Middle Ages and evaluates its effects on the economy of the Occident. It covers all aspects of the production of, commerce and trade in cotton. The merchants of Venice, Genoa, Barcelona and Florence played the most important role in the cotton trade in the Mediterranean. The massing of supplies of raw material by the merchants of the four maritime cities led to the mass fabrication of cotton products. In this way Western society saw a remarkable growth in the consumption of cotton products in the Later Middle Ages.

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