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Medieval Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond

1st Edition

By David Jacoby


346 pages

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The articles in this collection cover the region extending from Italy to the Black Sea and to Egypt, over a period of seven centuries, with an emphasis on the considerable economic and social interaction between the West and the regions of the Eastern Mediterranean. They represent key works in the oeuvre of David Jacoby, the doyen of scholars in the field over many decades.

Table of Contents


  1. "Venetian Commercial Expansion in the Eastern Mediterranean, 8th-11th centuries", in Marlia Mundell Mango, ed., Byzantine Trade, 4th-12th Centuries. The Archaeology of Local, Regional and International Exchange (Papers of the Thirty-eight Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, St. John's College, University of Oxford, March 2004), Farnham: Ashgate, 2009, pp. 371-391

  3. "The Venetians in Byzantine and Lusignan Cyprus: Trade, Settlement, and Politics", in A. Nicolaou-Konnari, ed., La Serenissima and la Nobilissima: Venice in Cyprus and Cyprus in Venice, Nicosia: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 2009, pp. 59-100 

  5. "Commercio e navigazione degli Amalfitani nel Mediterraneo orientale: sviluppo e decline", in Bruno Figliuolo e Pinuccia F. Simbula, eds., Interscambi socio-culturali ed economici fra le città marinare d’Italia e l’Occidente dagli osservatorî  mediterranei, Atti delConvegno Internazionale di Studi , Amalfi 14-16 maggio 2011, Amalfi: Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana, 2014, pp. 89-128
  6. "The Economic Function of the Crusader States of the Levant: a New Approach", in S. Cavaciocchi, ed., Relazioni economiche tra Europa e mondo islamico. Secc. XIII-XVIII (Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica "F. Datini", Atti delle Settimane di Studi e altri convegni, 38/1), Firenze: Le Monnier, 2007, pp. 159-191                      

  8. "Acre-Alexandria: A Major Commercial Axis of the Thirteenth Century", in Marina Montesano, ed., "Come l'orco della fiaba". Studi per Franco Cardini, Firenze: SISMEL/Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2010, pp. 151-167
  9. "Marco Polo, His Close Relatives, and His Travel Account: Some New Insights", Mediterranean Historical Review, 21 (2006), pp. 193-218

  11. "Byzantium, the Italian Maritime Powers, and the Black Sea before 1204", Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 100 (2007), pp. 677-699                                              

  13. "Mediterranean Food and Wine for Constantinople: The Long-Distance Trade, Eleventh to Mid-Fifteenth Century", in Ewald Kislinger, Johannes Koder, Andreas Külzer, eds, Handelsgüter und Verkehrswege. Aspekte der Warenversorgung im östlichen Mittelmeerraum (4. bis 15. Jahrhundert) (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-historische Klasse, Denkschriften, 388. Band), Wien, 2010, pp. 127-147                                          

  15. "Rural Exploitation and Market Economy in the Late Medieval Peloponnese", in Sharon E. J. Gerstel, ed., Viewing the Morea. Land and People in the Late Medieval Peloponnese, Harvard University Press, 2013, pp. 213-275                     

  17. "Jews and Christians in Venetian Crete: Segregation, Interaction, and Conflict", in Uwe Israel, Robert Jütte, Reinhold C. Mueller, eds., «Interstizi»: Culture ebraico-cristiane a Venezia e nei suoi domini dal  medioevo all'età moderna (Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani, Ricerche 5), Roma: Storia e Letteratua, 2010, pp. 239-279

About the Author

David Jacoby is Professor Emeritus of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

About the Series

Variorum Collected Studies

The first title in the Variorum Collected Studies series was published in 1970. Since then well over 1000 titles have appeared in the series, and it has established a well-earned international reputation for the publication of key research across a whole range of subjects within the fields of history.

The history of the medieval world remains central to the series, with Byzantine studies a particular speciality, but the range of titles extends from Hellenistic philosophy and the history of the Roman empire and early Christianity, through the Renaissance and Reformation, up to the 20th century. Islamic Studies forms another major strand as do the histories of science, technology and medicine.

Each title in the Variorum Collected Studies series brings together for the first time a selection of articles by a leading authority on a particular subject. These studies are reprinted from a vast range of learned journals, Festschrifts and conference proceedings. They make available research that is scattered, even inaccessible in all but the largest and most specialized libraries. With a new introduction and index, and often with new notes and previously unpublished material, they constitute an essential resource. 

For further information about contributing to the series please contact Michael Greenwood at [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt
HISTORY / Middle East / Egypt (see also Ancient / Egypt)
HISTORY / Middle East / General
HISTORY / Medieval