Medieval Towns - The Archaeology of British Towns in their European Setting - John Schofield

Medieval Towns - The Archaeology of British Towns in their European Setting - John Schofield

Trade and commerce

Medieval Towns - The Archaeology of British Towns in their European Setting - John Schofield

John Schofield [+-]
Museum of London (retired)
John Schofield is now retired from the Museum of London, and is an archaeologist writing various books and reports. He is archaeologist for St Paul's Cathedral, London, and has produced a large report 'St Paul's Cathedral before Wren', published by English Heritage in 2011. Also in 2011 he published 'London 1100-1600' for Equinox Press, in the series Archaeology of Medieval Europe, of which he is series editor. This book was awarded the London Archaeological Prize for the best archaeological publication in London in the years 2011-12, on 16 November 2012.
Alan Vince † [+-]
Alan Vince worked at the Museum of London from 1980 to 1988, and then at the City of Lincoln Archaeological Unit. He was the director of Alan Vince Archaeological Consultancy based in Lincoln until his death in February 2009.

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This chapter looks at the strong connection between towns and trade, noting that doing so requires looking at towns in their larger context. Topics covered include: - the concept of the 'urban field' - traders and trading communities - coins, tokens and jettons - markets and fairs; trading buildings; craft halls and shops - long-distance trade as demonstrated by pottery - the town's supply of local pottery - a port and its trade: Kingston-upon-Hull

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Schofield, John ; Vince † , Alan . Trade and commerce. Medieval Towns - The Archaeology of British Towns in their European Setting. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 151-174 Sep 2005. ISBN 9781845530389. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24829. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24829. Sep 2005

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