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MedRoute: Tales from the Ports

What happens to 2 meat loving Englishmen in 17th century Malta when they want a hearty meal on a day of fasting? What does a distraught French mother do in her quest for divine help to heal her daughter in 18th century Izmir? Or find out what happens when a widowed merchant hires a wet-nurse to look after his baby in Livorno. 

This short video is about some frictions in everyday life in Izmir, Malta, Livorno. It looks at how foreigners lived and were permitted to live by the authorities in Mediterranean port cities between 1650 to 1750.