The Local Customs Accounts of the Port of Exeter 1266-1321
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256 Pages

23 x 15 cm

2 b/w illus.

Series: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Series Vol. Number: 36

Imprint: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

The Local Customs Accounts of the Port of Exeter 1266-1321

Edited by Maryanne Kowaleski

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Exeter possesses the best series of local customs accounts from medieval England, beginning in 1266 and surviving for almost 70 per cent of the years up to 1498. They are also far more complete than other local accounts: listing ships' names, home ports, shipmasters and dates of arrival, as well as the importers and their cargoes. Equally remarkable is their focus on coastal as well as overseas traffic, unlike the better known national customs accounts which recorded only overseas trade. From the Exeter accounts we can follow the movements of foreign and domestic shipping, grain imports during the great Famine of 1315-17, and the identity of the merchants, shipmasters and marinerswho carried on the various kinds of trade.
Dr Kowaleski's introduction provides the first detailed account of the port of Exeter and its activities during this period, followed by a complete translation of the surviving accounts from 1266 to 1321. The book also includes a specimen Latin account, a glossary of weights and measures, map, and full indexes.

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9780901853363

January 1993

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Title Details

256 Pages

2.3 x 1.5 cm

2 b/w illus.

Series: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Series Vol. Number: 36

Imprint: Devon and Cornwall Record Society