JONATHAN I. ISRAEL
Title: Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585-1740 (Clarendon Paperbacks)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA September 1990
0198211392 / 9780198211396
Seller ID: 20090831161075
The Dutch Republic, despite its small size and population, functioned as the hub of world trade, shipping, and finance for over a century following the fall of Antwerp in 1585. This is the first general account of Dutch world-trade hegemony in all its aspects from its origins as a depot for "bulk-carrying" in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to its collapse in the eighteenth century.