Week of Sept 28 - Medieval Merchants and their practices

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Week of Sept. 28 READ: Hunt & Murray, Traders and their Tools in Course Pack, pp. 1-13 What is a merchant? urban dwelling, profit-seeking traders or goods, described as a profession Local Merchants, Profession middlemen, buying goods often at local and regional fairs for resale Long Distance Merchants, some who took products back and forth along the trade routes Sedentary merchant-bankers who controlled flow of goods and money from their headquarters International traders in luxury goods were at top while merchants who sold household goods were at the bottom Local merchants outnumbered international traders One important group of local merchants, distributors in the food industry: butchers, millers, fishmongers and grain merchants Prime objective of merchants was to seek imports would attract local customers Some would stay in their town and influence the politicians and become New business practices in Central Middle Ages (High Middle Ages)
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