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Cote : BA102
Langues : anglais
Fiche n° : 6479
Tracy, James D. (Dir.)
The rise of merchant empires. Long distance trade in the early modern world 1350-1750
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990. - 442 p. (Part of Studies in Comparative Early Modern History)

Résumé : European dominance of the shipping lanes in the early modern period was a prelude to the great age of European imperial power in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Yet in the present age we can see that the pre-imperial age was in fact more an 'age of partnership' or an 'age of competition' when the West and Asia vied on even terms. The essays in this volume examine, on a global basis, the many different trading empires from the end of the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century. (Résumé de l'éditeur)