Local Customs Accounts of the Port of Exeter 1266-1321, by Maryanne Kowaleski

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Local Customs Accounts of the Port of Exeter 1266-1321, by Maryanne Kowaleski
Local Customs Accounts of the Port of Exeter 1266-1321, by Maryanne Kowaleski

Published by The Devon and Cornwall Record Society in 1993, 248 pages. Paperback (N6256)

From the rear side cover: Exeter possesses the best series of local customs accounts from medie­val England, beginning in 1266 and surviving for almost 70 per cent of the years up to 1498. They are also far more complete than other local accounts: listing ships' names, home ports, shipmasters and dates of arrival, as well as the importers and their cargoes. Equally remarkable is their focus on coastal as well as overseas traffic, unlike the better known national customs accounts which recorded only overseas trade. From the Exeter accounts we can follow the move­ments of foreign and domestic shipping, grain imports during the Great Famine of 1315-17, and the identity of the merchants, shipmas­ters and mariners who carried on the various kinds of trade.

Dr Kowaleski's introduction provides the first detailed account of the port of Exeter and its activities during this period, followed by a complete translation of the surviving accounts from 1266 to 1321. The book also includes a specimen Latin account, a glossary of weights and measures, map, and full indexes.


Condition of the book is generally good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs and blemishes, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note the left and right hand edges of the book curve gently upwards from where it has been stored flat on the shelves.
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