RE: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Book Review - Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe
Have you read:
Magdalena and Balthazar: An Intimate Portrait of Life in 16th-Century
Europe Revealed in the Letters of a Nuremburg Husband and Wife by Steven
Ozment (Hardcover - 1986)
Also anything on the Three Behaim Boys - Growing up in early modern
Germany. This family and the Fuggers are two of the most notable non-nobles
(they could buy and sell most nobles) in Germany. The Medici without the
dazzled by royalty thing.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Johanna von Nurnberg
> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 1:03 PM
> To: Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Book Review - Power and Profit: The
> Merchant in Medieval Europe
> Thanks for posting this Marion.I always appreciate a reference to
> Nurnberg,my persona's city of origin.
My persona's is from there as well, so I've done a lot of research on that town. Steven Ozment is a history professor at Harvard and has written many non-fiction books using extant family archives and letters from people in the town. If you haven't read any of his books I highly recommend them. That's one of the benefits of focusing on Nuremburg, a lot of artwork and letters survived, so its a much easier place to research than other towns.
-Marion (aka Sophia Kress, traveling merchants wife from Nuremberg)
----- Original Message ----
Johanna von Nurnberg wrote:
Thanks for posting this Marion.I always appreciate a reference to
Nurnberg,my persona's city of origin.
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- For 20 bucks, you got a good deal.
I read it this summer; was a bit disappointed in the relative scarcity
of info about early period (i.e., before 13th century) But the
illustrations are great.