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Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade by Henri Pirenne. Translated from the French by Frank D. Halsey. Published by Doubleday Anchor Books in 1956. Originally published in 1925.

Typography by Diana Klemin.

Cover design by Antonio Frasconi


185 pages / 4.25 x 7.1 x .5 inches / 10.5 x18 x 1.2 centimeters


The cover (especially the spine) has become slightly discolored with age and a little worn at the edges, but otherwise - great. See images above to see for yourself.


Amidst the ruins left first by the breakdown of classical civilization, and then by the fury of the Northmen, trade and urban life began to revive in Europe in the tenth and eleventh centuries, ending the Dark Ages and opening the period of Medieval civilisation. Medieval Cities is the story of this revival. "At once plain and is one of the best sort of contributions to historical writing--those which combine simplicity with erudition and imagination with accuracy." - The New Statesman

Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade by Henri Pirenne


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