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Staying afloat : risk and uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic world trade, 1760-1820

Author: Jeremy Baskes
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Social science history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early modern, long-distance trade was fraught with risk and uncertainty, driving merchants to seek means (that is, institutions) to reduce them. In the traditional historiography on Spanish colonial trade, the role of risk is largely ignored. Instead, the guild merchants are depicted as anti-competitive monopolists who manipulated markets and exploited colonial consumers. Jeremy Baskes argues that much of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Baskes
ISBN: 9780804785426 0804785422
OCLC Number: 818953189
Description: xiv, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : risk and uncertainty --
Staying informed : the risks of poor information in Atlantic world trade --
The institutions of trade and the reduction of market risk : the convoy system --
Comercio libre and the rise of commercial risk --
The rising demand for credit and the escalation of risk in the post-1778 era --
Trade in war and peace --
Underwriting risk : the structure and organization of insurance partnerships in late eighteenth-century Cadiz --
Insuring against risk : analysis of insurance policies and the perception of risk in Atlantic world trade --
War and commercial crisis : the profitability of the Cadiz insurance industry in the 1790s --
Conclusion : staying afloat.
Series Title: Social science history.
Responsibility: Jeremy Baskes.

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This book examines the enormous riskiness of transatlantic trade in 18th century Spain and argues that many of the long-condemned commercial practices were vital accommodations to pervasive risk and  Read more...

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