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Saga-Accounts of Norse Far-Travellers

Saga-Accounts of Norse Far-TravellersBy John Douglas ShaferPhD Dissertation, Durham University, 2010Abstract: The thesis examines the medieval Icelandic sagas’ many accounts of travel taken by Scandinavian characters to lands in the distant north, south, east and west. These Norse far-travellers have various motivations for their journeys, and particular motivations and motifs are associated with each cardinal direction.
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“A knight from Flanders”. Noble migration and integration in the North in the late Middle Ages

“A knight from Flanders”. Noble migration and integration in the North in the late Middle AgesBy Anu LahtinenImmigration and emigration in historical perspective, edited by Ann Katherine Isaacs (Pisa University Press, 2007)Abstract: This chapter deals with the migration and integration processes of noble newcomers in the medieval Nordic Kingdoms, especially in the medieval area of Finland – then a part of the Swedish Realm.
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The ‘Industrial Crisis’ of the English Textile Towns, c.1290 – c.1330

The ‘Industrial Crisis’ of the English Textile Towns, c.1290 – c.1330By John MunroUniversity of Toronto Working Paper, 1998Abstract: The paper’s thesis is that the chief causes for the well-known `industrial crisis’ of the traditional English textile towns during the period c.1290 – c.1340 was not the emergence of supposedly superior, lower-cost rural competition, as is generally supposed, but rather a far-reaching economic crisis that was afflicting their major cloth markets, those in the Mediterranean basin; and furthermore, that during this same era almost all of the textile towns, small and large, in northern France and the Low Countries were then experiencing an almost identical crisis.
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