Number 7. 2019
Estudios bizantinos is a digital and international open-access journal of Byzantine Studies. It has been created by the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística and it welcomes scientific papers with original and high-quality content on any aspect of the Byzantine civilisation.

Daniel Duran Duelt

Commercial exchanges in and with the Duchies of Athens and Neopatria during the “Catalan” domination have received little interest from researchers. Nevertheless, unpublished documentation from archives allows us to characterize now those commercial activities and to highlight an intensity far from traditional assumptions. From the commercial point of view the two most outstanding characteristics of this period will be the emergence of new agents with a leading role, the Catalans, and a new product, the slave, which will also be the basis on which an active long-distance trade will be sustained, especially with the island of Mallorca.
Keywords: comerç medieval, Mallorca, Barcelona, ducats d'Atenes i Neopàtria, esclaus