IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 629: Illicit Arms Trade: The Mediterranean and the Baltic

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholms Universitet
Organiser:Kurt Villads Jensen, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
Moderator/Chair:Tobias Boestad, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet / Centre Roland Mousnier, Sorbonne Université, Paris
Paper 629-aThe Illicit Arms Trade in the Mediterranean
(Language: English)
Michael Carr, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Michael Carr, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Michael Carr, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Crusades, Economics - Trade, Military History
Paper 629-bIllicit Arms Trade on the Baltic Sea, 1200-1300
(Language: English)
Anti Selart, Institute of History & Archaeology, University of Tartu
Anti Selart, Institute of History & Archaeology, University of Tartu
Anti Selart, Institute of History & Archaeology, University of Tartu
Index terms: Crusades, Economics - Trade, Military History
Paper 629-cIllicit Arms Trade on the Baltic Sea, 1400-1600
(Language: English)
Martin Neuding Skoog, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet / Swedish Defence University, Stockholm
Martin Neuding Skoog, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet / Swedish Defence University, Stockholm
Martin Neuding Skoog, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet / Swedish Defence University, Stockholm
Index terms: Crusades, Economics - Trade, Military History
Abstract

Weapons and other kind of material were of uttermost importance for waging wars in the Middle Ages. It was therefore necessary to attempt to control, not only the production but also the spreading and trading in arms. The present session compares the attempts to declare arms trade illicit in the Mediterranean and the Baltic, and discusses the extent of the prohibition, who took initiative to prohibit, and economic, religious, and mercantile reasons for the prohibition.