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London : the Selden Map and the making of a global city, 1549-1689

Author: Robert K Batchelor
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By 1700 London's population had reached a staggering 575,000 - and it had developed its first global corporations, as well as relationships with non-European societies outside the Mediterranean ... how did London transform itself into a global city? London's success ... lies not just with the well-documented rise of Atlantic settlements, markets and economies, Using [the author's] discovery of a network of Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Batchelor
ISBN: 9780226080659 022608065X 022608079X 9780226080796
OCLC Number: 853313646
Description: vi, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The global corporation --
National autonomy --
The value of history : languages, records, and laws --
The image of absolutism --
The system of the world.
Responsibility: Robert K. Batchelor.

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If one had looked for a potential global city in Europe in the 1540s, the most likely candidate would have been Antwerp. Using his discovery of a network of Chinese merchant shipping routes on John  Read more...

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