Mediterranean economy

LCMRS Seminar: Thinking about the eleventh-century Mediterranean economy (Prof Chris Wickham, Emeritus Chichele Professor of Medieval History, University of Oxford)

6:00pm - 7:00pm / Monday 28th January 2019 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 7, Rendall Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Department / Series: Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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What are we talking about when we discuss the Mediterranean economy? Many people focus on international shipping; but most economic activity – even today, never mind a millennium ago – is regional, and, above all, highly local. This lecture will explore the local, and the mixture of evidence – partly documentary, partly archaeological – which one can use to get a sense about how local economies worked, interacted and changed, and what was necessary for them to become more closely linked.

Professor Chris Wickham's lecture will be followed by a wine reception from 7pm - 8pm where recent books by Prof Bonnie Effros and Dr Robin Whelan will be launched.

This event is part of the Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar Series.

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