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A splendid exchange : how trade shaped the world

Author: William J Bernstein
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Splendid Exchange tells the epic story of global commerce, from its prehistoric origins to the myriad crises confronting it today. It travels from the sugar rush that brought the British to Jamaica in the seventeenth century to our current debates over globalization, from the silk route between China and Rome in the second century to the rise and fall of the Portuguese monopoly in spices in the sixteenth.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Bernstein
ISBN: 9781843546689 184354668X 9781843548034 1843548038
OCLC Number: 227278016
Awards: Short-listed for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2008
Description: x, 467 : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction ---
1 Sumer ---
2 the straits of Trade ---
3 Camels, Perfume, and Prophets ---
4 The Baghdad- Canton Express ---
5 The Taste of Trade and the Captives of Trade ---
6 The Disease of Trade ---
7 Da Gama's Urge ---
8 A World Encompassed ---
9 The Coming of Corporations ---
10 Transplants ---
11 The Triumph and Tragedy of Free Trade ---
12 What Henry Bessemer Wrought ---
13 Collapse ---
14 The Battle of Seattle.
Responsibility: William Bernstein.

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As globalisation wobbles into world crisis, a vividly written, brilliantly original history of world trade, the first for a generation: 'A Splendid Exchange is a splendid book.' New York  Read more...

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"'A highly entertaining read. Bernstein's enthusiasm for his subject and impressive organisation of a wealth of material enable him to plot with pace and verve... man's trading history.' Hugh Read more...

 
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