The Rise of Merchant Empires: Long Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1350-1750

The Rise of Merchant Empires: Long Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1350-1750

by James D. Tracy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521457351

ISBN-13: 9780521457354

Pub. Date: 10/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thirteen papers examine on a global basis the many different trading empires of East and West from the later Middle Ages to the 18th century. Contributors include: C Phillips (The growth and composition of trade in the Iberian empires, 1450-1750) ; N Steensgaard (The growth and composition of the long-distance trade of England and the Dutch Republic before 1750

Overview

Thirteen papers examine on a global basis the many different trading empires of East and West from the later Middle Ages to the 18th century. Contributors include: C Phillips (The growth and composition of trade in the Iberian empires, 1450-1750) ; N Steensgaard (The growth and composition of the long-distance trade of England and the Dutch Republic before 1750) ; P Butel (France, the Antilles, and Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries) ; L Neal (The Dutch and English East India companies compared) ; W Barrett (World bullion flows, 1450-1800) ; F Mauro (Merchant communites, 1350-1750) ; R Austen (The trans-Saharan caravan trade, 1500-1900) ; H Habib (Merchant communities in precolonial India) .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521457354
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Series:
Studies in Comparative Early Modern History Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction James D. Tracy; 1. Structural changes in European long-distance trade, and particularly in the re-export trade from south to north, 1350–1750 Herman van der Wee; 2. The growth and composition of trade in the Iberian empires, 1450–1740 Carla Rahn Phillips; 3. The growth and composition of the long-distance trade of England and the Dutch republic before 1750 Niels Ateensgaard; 4. France, the Antilles, and Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: renewals of trade Paul Butel; 5. Productivity, profitability and costs of private and corporate Dutch shipping in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Jaap R. Bruijn; 6. The Dutch and English East India Companies compared: evidence from the stock and foreign exchange markets Larry Neal; 7. World bullion flows, 1450–1800 Ward Barrett; 8. Merchant communities (1350–1750) Frederic Mauro; 9. Economic aspects of the eighteenth century Atlantic slave trade Herbert S. Klein; 10. Marginalisation, stagnation, and growth: the trans-Saharan caravan trade in the era of European expansion, 1500–1800 Ralph A. Austen; 11. The 'decline' of the central Asian caravan trade Morris Rossabi; 12. Merchant communities in pre-colonial India Irfan Habib; 13. Merchants without empire: the Hokkien sojourning communities Wang Gungwu.

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