The Rise of Commercial Empires: England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism, 1650-1770

The Rise of Commercial Empires: England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism, 1650-1770

by David Ormrod, Ormrod David
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521819261

ISBN-13: 9780521819268

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This analysis of a crucial transformation in the history of world trade reveals how London and its surroundings grew during the eighteenth century to become the first true entrepot. The city developed a new kind of commercial structure sharply distinct from that of Holland and Amsterdam during the seventeenth century.

Overview

This analysis of a crucial transformation in the history of world trade reveals how London and its surroundings grew during the eighteenth century to become the first true entrepot. The city developed a new kind of commercial structure sharply distinct from that of Holland and Amsterdam during the seventeenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521819268
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History Series, #10
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps and illustrations; List of figures; List of tables; Preface and acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. National economies and the history of the market; Part I. England, Holland and the Commercial Revolution: 2. Dutch trade hegemony and English competition, 1650–1700; 3. English commercial expansion and the Dutch staplemarket, 1700–1770; Part II. English Trade with the Dutch Staplemarket: 4. Rivalry, crisis and reorganisation in the woollen export trade; 5. Import substitution and European linen imports; 6. The Dutch staplemarket and the growth of English re-exports; 7. England, Holland and the international grain trade; 8. The coal trade and energy resources; Part III. Dutch Decline and English Expansion: 9. The shipping industry and the impact of war; 10. Protectionism and Dutch economic decline; 11. Conclusion. Commercial growth and the divergence of England; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index.

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