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Housing the stranger in the Mediterranean world : lodging, trade, and travel in late antiquity and the Middle Ages

Author: Olivia Remie Constable
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the evolution of hostelries for travellers throughout the medieval Mediterranean world.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Remie Constable
ISBN: 0521819180 9780521819183
OCLC Number: 469847466
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 362-404. Index.
Description: XII-427 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a culture of travel: words institutions, and connections; 1. Accepting all comers': a cross-cultural institution in late antiquity; 2. the transition from Byzantium to the Dar al-Islam; 3. Commerce, charity, community, and the funduq; 4. Colonies before colonialism: western Christian trade and the evolution of the fondaco; 5. Conquest and commercial space: the case of Iberia; 6. Fondacos in Sicily, south Italy, and the Crusader states; 7. Changing patterns of Muslim commercial space in the later middle ages; 8. Christian commerce and the solidification of the fondaco system; 9. The fondaco in Mediterranean Europe; Conclusion: a changing world: new peoples and institutions in the early modern Mediterranean; Bibliography; Index.
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