Medieval Europe

Trading centers inItaly and Flanders

* By 1100, Flanders and Italy were exchanging goods.

* Northern Europe exchanged anything from furs to sugar and spices .

* In the early Middle Ages, people traded goods for goods.

* As the trading increased,, demand for gold and silver coins rose.

*Because people stared using money, merchants set up trading companies and banks to manage the money and the sold goods.