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Travel and trade in the Middle Ages

Author: Paul B Newman
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines why medieval Europeans traveled--from making pilgrimages to engaging in international trade--and surveys how they traveled, both by land and water. Also explored are the hardships faced by medieval travelers, including storms at sea, avalanches in the Alps, the presence of pirates and robbers, and the fundamental problems of finding a meal and shelter"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
To 1500
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Newman
ISBN: 9780786445356 0786445351
OCLC Number: 707886938
Description: vii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Reasons for travel --
Traveling by land --
Traveling by water --
Trade --
Trade goods and their sources.
Responsibility: Paul B. Newman.

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"This book examines why medieval Europeans traveled--from making pilgrimages to engaging in international trade--and surveys how they traveled, both by land and water. Also explored are the hardships faced by medieval travelers, including storms at sea, avalanches in the Alps, the presence of pirates and robbers, and the fundamental problems of finding a meal and shelter"--Provided by publisher.

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