Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Treasure of the Land of Darkness by Janet Martin

Treasure of the Land of Darkness traces the traffic in fur from the lands of the north, through the major trade centres of medieval Russia to the consumer markets of the world, stretching from western Europe to China. Professor Martin reconstructs the fur-trade network of each centre (including Kiev, Novgorod and Moscow) and examines the changes they experienced. She shows how aggressive principalities enhanced their political authority through manipulation of such factors as fur resources and trade routes: thus the mid-sixteenth-century supremacy of Muscovy was based upon both political advantage and monopolisation of the networks of the fur trade. Quantitative analysis of the available data substantiates this conclusion: control over the trade of those 'lands of darkness' mentioned in contemporary Islamic texts was of fundamental importance to the political development of medieval Russia.

Buy Treasure of the Land of Darkness by Janet Martin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521320191
ISBN-10: 0521320194
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Treasure of the Land of Darkness by Janet Martin

Book Reviews - Treasure of the Land of Darkness by Janet Martin

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Treasure of the Land of Darkness book by Janet Martin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Books By Janet Martin

Medieval Russia, 980-1584 by Janet Martin
Hardback, December 2007
$129.56 $143.95
Tania Takahe by Janet Martin
Paperback, December 2017