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The political economy of merchant empires

Author: James Donald Tracy
Publisher: Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge university press, 1997.
Series: Studies in comparative early modern history; Studies in comparative early modern history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : [Repr.]View all editions and formats

The Political Economy of Merchant Empires focuses on why European concerns eventually achieved dominance in global trade in the period between 1450 and 1750, at the expense, especially in Asia, of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Actes de congrès
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Donald Tracy
ISBN: 0521574641 9780521574648 0521410460 9780521410465
OCLC Number: 490105968
Notes: "Essays originally prepared for a conference on the rise of merchant empires, organized by the Center for Early Modern History, Oct. 1987."--T.p. verso.
Description: vi, 504 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction James D. Tracy; 1. Institutions, transaction costs and the rise of merchant empires Douglass C. North; 2. Merchants and states M. N. Pearson; 3. The rise of merchant empires, 1400-1700: a European counterpoint Thomas A. Brady Jr; 4. Europe and the wider world, 1500-1700: the military balance Geoffrey Parker; 5. The pirate and the emperor: power and the law on the seas, 1450-1850 Anne Perotin-Dumon; 6. Transport costs and long-range trade, 1300-1800: was there a European 'transport revolution' in the early modern era? Russell R. Menard; 7. Transaction costs: a note on merchant credit and the organization of private trade Jacob M. Price; 8. Evolution of empire: the Portuguese in the Indian ocean during the sixteenth century Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Luis Felipe F. R. Thomaz; 9. Comparing the Tokagawa Shogunate with Hapsburg Spain: two silver-based empires in a global setting Dennis O. Flynn; 10. Colonies as mercantile investments: the Luso-Brazilian empire, 1500-1808 Jose Jobson de Andrade Arruda; 11. Reflections on the organizing principle of pre-modern trade K. N. Chaudhuri; Selected bibliography of secondary works; Index.
Series Title: Studies in comparative early modern history; Studies in comparative early modern history.
Responsibility: ed. by James D. Tracy.


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