Oxford Roman Economy Project University of Oxford

Industrial and Market Spaces in Medieval Bruges


From a suburb of artisans and merchants in the shadow of a castle of the Count of Flanders around 850, Bruges developed into a major industrial and commercial centre by 1300. This paper deals with the methodological issues in locating changing spaces for commerce and industry in the development of a major medieval town making use of cartographic, archival, archaeological and toponymical evidence.

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