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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.