Goods from the East, 1600-1800: Trading Eurasia by Felicia Gottmann, Hanna Hodacs, Chris Nierstrasz, Maxine

By Felicia Gottmann, Hanna Hodacs, Chris Nierstrasz, Maxine Berg

The crucial of the long-distance seaborne exchange of Europeans, from the age of exploration, was once to procure the products of the unique East – the silks and porcelains and tea of China, the spices of the spice islands and the textiles of India. items from the East makes a speciality of the exchange in high-quality items: how they have been made, advertised and allotted among Asia and Europe. This alternate used to be carried out via East India businesses and lots of deepest investors, and the 1st worldwide Age that resulted deeply affected ecu intake and production. This ebook presents a whole comparative and connective examine of Asia's alternate with a variety of ecu international locations. Its topics relate heavily to problems with high quality production and comfort items within the present age of globalization. items from the East brings jointly validated students, reminiscent of Jan de Vries, Om Prakash and Josh Gommans, and a brand new iteration of researchers, who jointly inspect the connections among eu customer cultures and Asian trade.

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Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007); Matthew Sargent, ‘The Birth of Globalization: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Transfer along European–Asian Trade Routes and the Rise of the Multinational Corporation (1250–1750)’ PhD dissertation, University of Clifornia at Berkeley, 2013. 20. This is an argument I made persuasively for the English East India Company in: Emily Erikson, Between Monopoly and Free Trade:The English East India Company, 1600–1757 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013).

The Rise of Merchant Empires (Cambridge, 1990), pp. 243–44. Asian Arrivals: de Vries, ‘Connecting Europe and Asia,’ pp. 78–79. In 1726–50 the European companies sold approximately 160,000 kg of silver and silver equivalent in Asia annually in exchange for goods. 38 Even small annual augmentations, when accumulated over many years, can make a difference, of course, but it is probable that these bullion injections barely kept pace with Asia’s population growth. That is, the bullion reaching Asia via the Cape route did little to increase the per capita monetization of the economies.

2 per cent per annum between the 1660s and 1750s, while Chesapeake tobacco exports grew at over 5 per cent per annum Understanding Eurasian Trade in the Era of the Trading Companies 21 from 1622 to the 1750s. 30 A lower-bound estimate of New World commodity exports may be derived from the rate of growth of African slave transportation to the Western Hemisphere, since slaves formed the bulk of the labour force active in exportoriented production. 31 Finally, as a check on these estimates of the growth of the Atlantic economy, the Sound Tolls levied by the Kings of Denmark on all shipping passing to and from the Baltic offer a confirmation of these measurements.

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