Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Hardcover)
|Author: Olivia Remie Constable|
|*Author: Constable, Olivia Remie *Subtitle: Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages *Publication Date: 2004/02/09 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.50|
From the Publisher:
The Greek pandocheion, the Arabic funduq, and Latin fondaco were hostelries for medieval Mediterranean travellers that evolved into centers of trade between Muslim and Christian regions. Olivia Remie Constable traces the evolution of this family of institutions from the pandocheion in Late Antiquity to the arrival of European merchants in Islamic markets and the appearance of the fondaco. Constable's study demonstrates the role of common economic interests in their development.