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Cross-Cultural Trade in World History (Studies in Comparative World History)

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A single theme is pursued in this book - the trade between peoples of differing cultures through world history. Extending from the ancient world to the coming of the commercial revolution, Professor Curtin's discussion encompasses a broad and diverse group of trading relationships. Drawing on insights from economic history and anthropology, Professor Curtin has attempted to move beyond a Europe-centred view of history, to one that can help us understand the entire range of societies in the human past. Examples have been chosen that illustrate the greatest variety of trading relationships between cultures. The opening chapters look at Africa, while subsequent chapters treat the ancient world, the Mediterranean trade with China, the Asian trade in the east, and European entry into the trade with maritime Asia, the Armenian trade carriers of the seventeenth century, and the North American fur trade. Wide-ranging in its concern and the fruit of exhaustive research, the book is nevertheless written so as to be accessible and stimulating to the specialist and the student alike.

Synopsis:

The trade between peoples of differinf cultures, from the ancient world to the commercial revolution.

Synopsis:

Discusses a broad and diverse group of trading relationships between different cultures throughout world history. Avoiding a western ethnocentric viewpoint, the author employs an interesting combination of economic history and anthropology to examine cross-cultural trade patterns in Africa, China, Asia, and North America.

Synopsis:

The trade between peoples of differinf cultures, from the ancient world to the commercial revolution.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Trade diasporas and cross-cultural trade; 2. Africa: incentives to trade, patterns of competition; 3. Africa: traders and trade communities; 4. Ancient trade; 5. A new trade axis: the Mediterranean to China, circa 200 BC-AD 1000; 6. Asian trade and the rise of Islam; 7. The European entry into the trade of maritime Asia; 8. Bugis, banians and Chinese: Asian traders in the era of the great companies; 9. Overland trade of the seventeenth century: Armenian carriers between Europe and East Asia; 10. The North American fur trade; 11. The twilight of the trade diasporas; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521269315
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Curtin, Philip D.
Editor:
Burke, Edmund, III
Author:
Burke III, Edmund
Author:
Philip D., Curtin
Author:
Edmund Burke III
Author:
Curtin, Philip
Author:
Adas, Michael
Author:
Curtin, Philip D.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Commerce
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Exports & Imports
Subject:
World history
Subject:
International - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Commerce -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in Comparative World History
Series Volume:
OF81-3
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
8.94x6.06x.75 in. 1.03 lbs.

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