By Janet Martin

Treasure of the Land of Darkness strains the site visitors in fur from the lands of the north, during the significant alternate centres of medieval Russia to the shopper markets of the area, stretching from western Europe to China. Professor Martin reconstructs the fur-trade community of every centre (including Kiev, Novgorod and Moscow) and examines the alterations they skilled. She exhibits how competitive principalities better their political authority via manipulation of such components as fur assets and alternate routes: therefore the mid-sixteenth-century supremacy of Muscovy was once dependent upon either political virtue and monopolisation of the networks of the fur exchange. Quantitative research of the to be had information substantiates this end: keep an eye on over the alternate of these 'lands of darkness' pointed out in modern Islamic texts was once of basic value to the political improvement of medieval Russia.

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