By Felicia Gottmann, Hanna Hodacs, Chris Nierstrasz, Maxine Berg
Items from the East makes a speciality of the fantastic product trade's first worldwide Age: how items have been made, advertised and dispensed among Asia and Europe among 1600 and 1800. It brings jointly validated students in addition to new, to supply a whole comparative and connective examine of this exchange.
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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).
2, which details the source and volume of British coffee imports at various dates, shows how the supplies grew in the first decades of the eighteenth century as the trade shifted from the Levant to East India Company traders at Mocha. But supplies at Mocha remained nearly fixed, regardless of the price. Only later in the eighteenth century did coffee supplies grow further, once the West Indian islands supplanted the Arabian suppliers. 2 Coffee Imports, by source, to Great Britain, 1699–1787. D.
However, in many cases, they were engaged 16 Jan de Vries in lines of business quite distinct from those in which the companies specialized, especially the ‘country trades’ (intra-Asian commerce such as the opium trade) and financial transactions. 20 I will return to the phenomenon of private traders in Asia below. In Europe, the trading companies had never involved themselves with the distribution of goods from the East to final markets. For this they always relied on private traders, who assembled at the periodic auctions held at company facilities in the Atlantic ports.
Goods from the East, 1600–1800: Trading Eurasia by Felicia Gottmann, Hanna Hodacs, Chris Nierstrasz, Maxine Berg