Travellers, Merchants and Settlers in the Eastern Mediterranean, 11th-14th Centuries

Jacoby, David
Date published: 
June 2014

This collection of studies, the eighth by David Jacoby, covers a period witnessing intensive geographic mobility across the Mediterranean - from the eleventh century to the fifteenth - illustrated by a growing number of Westerners engaging in pilgrimage, crusade, trading, shipping and settlement. Jacoby’s essays address encounters between Christians and Muslims in crusader Acre, rivalries between maritime powers, the fall of crusader states, the restructuring of trade, economic development in the Byzantine provinces, and the function of Venice in Latin Constantinople.