A Medieval Dutch Spice Mix (and a German Shopping List)

Fig. 1 — I’ll never stop being amazed by these distances. It’s about 12,500 kilometres from Ghent to the islands of eastern Indonesia where cloves, nutmeg, and mace were harvested in the Middle Ages.
Fig. 2 — The shopping list (if that’s what it is) transcribed above, from Solothurn, Zentralbibliothek, Cod. S 386.

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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Medieval Indonesia

Medieval Indonesia

Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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