The merchant wears Konstanz. Creating the image of a successful businessman in the Crown of Aragon in the 15th century

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María Viu Fandos
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3329-3148

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The aim of this paper is to provide an accurate analysis of the fashion consumption of the Barcelonese merchant Joan de Torralba focusing on personal tastes and perception of self-identity. First, we will take into special consideration the luxury markets of the Crown of Aragon and the role played by Torralba and his equals stimulating a refined demand that was able to connect inland territories of the Crown with distant European markets. Secondly, we will concentrate on the merchant's fashion expenses and consumption patterns in a comparative perspective with his family and taking into account the international fashion context of the 15th century.

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Viu Fandos, M. (2020). The merchant wears Konstanz. Creating the image of a successful businessman in the Crown of Aragon in the 15th century. Reti Medievali Rivista, 21(2). https://doi.org/10.6092/1593-2214/6863
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