Maltese seafaring in mediaeval and post-mediaeval times

  title={Maltese seafaring in mediaeval and post-mediaeval times},
  author={John M. Mcmanamon},
  journal={Mediterranean Historical Review},
  pages={32 - 58}
Despite a dearth of material evidence, excellent historical detective work, especially that by a dedicated local school of Maltese historians, invites a survey of Maltese economic and political developments from a Mediterranean maritime perspective. In the economic sphere, cotton, shipped to Sicilian ports where it was traded for grain, eventually proved to be mediaeval Malta's chief cash crop. A pattern of non-diversified trade led to the politicization of the economy in the fourteenth century… 
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The naval battles of Roger of Lauria
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\ No proper treatment of agriculture in Malta during the century or so before the arrival of the Order of st. John in the island has yet appeared in print. Nor could the subject have been adequately
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I corsari in Mediterraneo all’inizio del Cinquecento
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