IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1321: Cities in Medieval Italy and Italians in Medieval Cities, VII: Urban Commercial Networks in the Mediterranean - SESSION WITHDRAWN

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:School of History & Archives, University College Dublin / Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Organisers:Edward Coleman, Department of History,
William R. Day, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:William R. Day, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Abstract

This session focuses on different aspects of urban commercial networks in the Mediterranean. It looks at the networks of merchants from relatively minor cities in Liguria and Catalonia and the way in which they were shaped by and helped to shape the networks of their larger neighbours. It also considers the growth of Aragonese commercial networks in North Africa, southern Italy, Sicily, and Sardinia as a product of political expansion, and the activities of Tuscan merchants in southern Italy and the eastern Mediterranean.