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Medieval Merchant Venturers
Collected Studies

ISBN 9780415849531
Published March 7, 2013 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1967, this superb collection of essays on trade in the Middle Ages has been a major contribution to modern medieval studies. Professor Carus-Wilson examines:

* fifteenth-century Bristol
* trade with Iceland
* the Merchant Adventurers of London
* the thirteenth-century cloth industry (with its highly developed capitalist system)
* the export of English woollen cloth
* the wine trade.

Each paper is firmly rooted in original research and contemporary sources such as customs returns and company minutes, and, in addition, her expose of the dubious accuracy of Aulnage accounts is widely recognised as a classic.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the Rise of the Merchant Venturers

1. The overseas trade of Bristol in the Fifteenth century

2. The Iceland venture

3. The origins and early development of the Merchant Adventurer's Organization in London

4. An industrial revolution in the thirteenth century

5. The English cloth industry in the twenlfth and thirteenth century

6. Trends in the export of English woollens in the fourteenth century

7. The effects of the acquisition and of the loss of Gascony on the English wine trade

8. The Aulnage accounts: A criticism

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