September 20, 2007

September 20, 2007 - Medieval Markets and Fairs Key feature...

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Medieval Markets and Fairs Key feature during middle ages Both serves as important venues for trade Both contributed to expansion of commerce, manufacturing and organizations Markets o Gathering of a single-day’s work o Local and retail trade predominated o Nearly every urban centres had the right to hold markets (Wide city streets, urban centres, etc) o Small Towns: One public market place (Once or twice a week) o Large Towns: Multiple markets (Several times a week) o Who sold goods? Peasants: Traveled 6~7 miles to display their goods Traveling peddlers, local shop keepers and artisans Some shops and merchants were banned from opening shops on market days o Not until central Middle Ages Lords and urban governments designated market locations, hours, fees, and other regulations Charged entrance fees, booth setup fees, toll gates, etc Fairs o Annual or bi-annual religious festivals to celebrate a local patron or saint o Feasts and entertainment by jesters or musicians
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course MOS 1803 taught by Professor Gogan during the Spring '10 term at UWO.

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