Medieval cities their origins and the revival of trade updated edition princeton classics henri pirenne michael mccormick on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers nearly a century after it was first published in 1925 medieval cities remains one of the most provocative works of medieval history ever written . Medieval cities their origins and the revival of trade by henri pirenne and translated by frank d halsey is probably the toughest 167 page book ive ever tried to read this classic of medieval history grew out of lectures that mr pirenne gave in the united states in 1922. The consequent interruption of long distance commerce accelerated the decline of the ancient cities of europe pirenne challenges conventional wisdom by attributing the origins of medieval cities to the revival of trade tracing their growth from the tenth century to the twelfth. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for medieval cities their origins and the revival of trade at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users
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