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Title The Rise of merchant empires : long-distance trade in the early modern world, 1350-1750 / edited by James D. Tracy.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  382.09 RISE    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 442 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in comparative early modern history.
Studies in comparative early modern history.
Notes Essays originally prepared for distribution and discussion at a conference sponsored by the Center for Early Modern History at the University of Minnesota in Oct. 1987.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 14 -- 2 Growth and composition of trade in the Iberian empires, 1450-1750 / Carla Rahn Phillips 34 -- 3 Growth and composition of the long-distance trade of England and the Dutch Republic before 1750 / Niels Steensgaard 102 -- 4 France, the Antilles, and Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: renewals of foreign trade / Paul Butel 153 -- 5 Productivity, profitability, and costs of private and corporate Dutch ship owning in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Jaap R. Bruijn 174 -- 6 Dutch and English East India companies compared: evidence from the stock and foreign exchange markets / Larry Neal 195 -- 7 World bullion flows, 1450-1800 / Ward Barrett 224 -- 8 Merchant communities, 1350-1750 / Frederic Mauro 255 -- 9 Economic aspects of the eighteenth-century Atlantic slave trade / Herbert S. Klein 287 -- 10 Marginalization, stagnation, and growth: the trans-Saharan caravan trade in the era of European expansion, 1500-1900 / Ralph A. Austen 311 -- 11 "decline" of the central Asian caravan trade / Morris Rossabi 351 -- 12 Merchant communities in precolonial India / Irfan Habib 371 -- 13 Merchants without empire: the Hokkien sojourning communities / Wang Gungwu 400.
Summary European dominance of the shipping lanes in the early modern period was a prelude to the great age of European imperial power, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Yet in the present age of a new global interdependence we can see that the pre-imperial age was in fact more an "age of partnership" or an "age of competition" when Westerners and Asians vied on even terms. The essays in this volume examine on a global basis the many different trading empires from the end of the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
Other author Tracy, James D.
University of Minnesota. Center for Early Modern History.
Subject International trade -- History -- Congresses.
Shipping -- History -- Congresses.
Merchants -- History -- Congresses.
Europe -- Commerce -- History -- Congresses.
ISBN 0521382106
0521457351 (paperback)