Trade fairs and their influence on textiles in Central Europe 10th through 15th centuries

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mildred M. Furches (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Helen Staley

Abstract: This is a study of trade fairs and their influence on textiles in Central Europe, to include Italy, France, Flanders and England, from the tenth through the fifteenth centuries. The tenth century marks the beginning of a long period of almost unbroken economic expansion of the Mediterranean peoples, an expansion of production and consumption in the home market, of overseas trade to the commercially advanced regions, of land commerce over formerly stagnant areas. . . . The Commercial Revolution caused tremendous changes in the political, social, religious, and artistic life of Europe and was, in turn, stimulated and influenced by these changes.1 The aim of this study is to show the development of fairs as a part of the economic growth of the period, and the kind and increased availability of textiles at the fairs. The changing character of the fairs and the exchange of national or regional design characteristics of the textiles will be considered as they become evident.

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Language: English
Date: 1962
Trade shows $z Europe $x History
Textile industry $z Europe $x History
Merchants $z Europe $x History

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