Cross-Cultural Trade in World History / Edition 1

Cross-Cultural Trade in World History / Edition 1

by Philip D. Curtin
     
 

Discusses a broad and diverse group of trading relationships between different cultures throughout world history. Avoiding a western ethnocentric viewpoint, the author employs an interesting combination of economic history and anthropology to examine cross-cultural trade patterns in Africa, China, Asia, and North America. See more details below

Overview

Discusses a broad and diverse group of trading relationships between different cultures throughout world history. Avoiding a western ethnocentric viewpoint, the author employs an interesting combination of economic history and anthropology to examine cross-cultural trade patterns in Africa, China, Asia, and North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521269315
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/25/1984
Series:
Studies in Comparative World History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Trade diasporas and cross-cultural trade; 2. Africa: incentives to trade, patterns of competition; 3. Africa: traders and trade communities; 4. Ancient trade; 5. A new trade axis: the Mediterranean to China, circa 200 BC–AD 1000; 6. Asian trade and the rise of Islam; 7. The European entry into the trade of maritime Asia; 8. Bugis, banians and Chinese: Asian traders in the era of the great companies; 9. Overland trade of the seventeenth century: Armenian carriers between Europe and East Asia; 10. The North American fur trade; 11. The twilight of the trade diasporas; Bibliography; Index.

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