460 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.18 in
June 30, 1995
Cambridge University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0521333717
ISBN - 13: 9780521333719
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. The Regional Economy of Medieval Devon: 1. Agriculture, industry and trade; 2. Markets, fairs and towns; Part II. The Economy of Medieval Exeter: 3. Economy and government in medieval Exeter; 4. Commerce and occupational structure; Part III. Local Markets and Regional Networks of Trade: 5. Transaction costs; 6. The port trade and the hinterland; 7. Internal trade and the hinterland; Conclusion; Appendices.
From the Publisher
This book offers a detailed study of the types of trade that occurred in a medieval English market town. It focuses above all on the identity of buyers and sellers in late fourteenth-century Exeter, a port town that enjoyed particularly good overland connections throughout south-western England. More than most town histories, it explores the dynamic relationship between town and country, and traces how the urban center linked local and regional networks of exchange.
"Maryanne Kowaleski has produced an excelletn study that provids a window into the life of local market towns, especially Exeter, important as a regional market and a port." Timothy J. Runyan, The American Neptune