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Bruges nesso economico tra i popoli romanici e germanici (secoli XIV-XV) / Bruges: The Economic Nexus between Romanic and Germanic Peoples (14th-15th Centuries)

  • Federigo Melis,
  • Edited by:
  • Angela Orlandi,

In this contribution, presented at the Accademia Belgica in Rome in 1967, Federigo Melis tackled a topic that was much discussed in those years, namely the role of Bruges as a national and international marketplace between the 14th and 15th centuries. He presented the Flemish city as a nexus, a link between Northern European and Mediterranean trade, between Romanic and Germanic peoples. From research based on the rich Tuscan archival documentation, Bruges appears to be a meeting point of multiple interests, welcoming merchants of all origins and prepared to play a role in the collection and redistribution of a large number of goods. This role derived mainly from the decline of the Champagne fairs and the opening of regular shipping lines passing through the Strait of Gibraltar.

  • Keywords:
  • Bruges,
  • Federigo Melis,
  • International trade,
  • Hanseatic merchants,
  • 14th-15th Century,
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Angela Orlandi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-6593-8954

Federigo Melis (1914-1973) was one of the leading European economic historians of the 20th century. He introduced a new method of investigation in which the descriptive element had to be accompanied by quantitative analysis. In 1967, with the collaboration of Fernand Braudel, he founded the “F. Datini” International Centre for Economic History in Prato (later Institute and now Foundation).

Angela Orlandi is Professor of Economic History in the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Florence. Her scientific interests include public and private finance, business history and international trade between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age. She is the scientific director of the “F. Datini” Foundation - International Institute of Economic History in Prato.
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Book Title

Bruges nesso economico tra i popoli romanici e germanici (secoli XIV-XV) / Bruges: The Economic Nexus between Romanic and Germanic Peoples (14th-15th Centuries)

Editors

Angela Orlandi

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Federigo Melis

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2024

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