Trade, Urbanisation and the Family: Studies in the History of Medieval Flanders

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Flanders, best known for its large cities and export-grade woollen cloth, is the setting for these articles. Professor Nicholas here emphasises the region's broader importance in the economy of medieval Europe as a focus of demand for grain and industrial raw materials. Imports to supply the bloated internal markets were more important in establishing the Flemish cities and creating the capital base of their elites than were cloth exports, which by the 14th century were being undercut by competitors from England and Brabant ...

Trade, Urbanisation and the Family: Studies in the History of Medieval Flanders 1996, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780860785859

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