Trade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600

Trade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600

by Professor David Birmingham, David Birmingham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415232066

ISBN-13: 9780415232067

Pub. Date: 03/30/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Historical thinking on the subject of empire is naturally controversial as is shown by this survey of the first four stages of early Atlantic colonization from the conquest of the Canary Islands to the creation of slave plantations in Brazil. Trade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600 provides an accessible and concise introduction to European expansion

Overview

Historical thinking on the subject of empire is naturally controversial as is shown by this survey of the first four stages of early Atlantic colonization from the conquest of the Canary Islands to the creation of slave plantations in Brazil. Trade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600 provides an accessible and concise introduction to European expansion overseas during the early modern period. It explains why and how seafarers visited the Caribbean, South America, and Africa and looks at the history of the communities that lived around the ocean as they responded to the challenges and opportunities that sea trade opened for them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415232067
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/30/2000
Series:
Introduction to History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter One: Colonising the Atlantic islands

Chapter Two: The merchandise of Africa

Chapter Three: Spain and the ocean crossing

Chapter Four: Portugal amd the South Atlantic

Epilogue

Further Reading

Maps: 1. the Atlantic Island

2. Western Africa

3. The Caribbean

4. The South Atlantic

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