IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 728: The Overland Trade Project, 1430-1540

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, University of Winchester
Organiser:Michael Hicks, Department of History, University of Winchester
Moderator/Chair:Tom James, Department of History / Department of Archaeology, University of Winchester
Paper 728-aHow the Brokage Books Were Made Accessible
(Language: English)
Winifred A. Harwood, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 728-bSouthampton and Its Region: The Trade of Central Southern England
(Language: English)
John N. Hare, University of Winchester
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 728-cCarting and Carrying in Central Southern England
(Language: English)
Michael Hicks, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Genealogy and Prosopography, Local History, Social History
Abstract

The unique Southampton brokage books of 1430-1540 are the fullest record of English overland trade before the creation of the Excise in 1643. The books itemise every cart passing through Southampton’s Bargate together with the commodities carried, quantities, carters and owners, and destinations. The Overland Trade Project is a collaborative project between the University of Winchester and the Geodata Institute, Southampton. It has created a fully-searchable online GIS-linked database that will become fully accessible in 2013. The multi-authored book of the project will be published in 2014.