The Rise of Merchant Empires: Long Distance Trade in the by James D. Tracy

By James D. Tracy

Eu dominance of the delivery lanes within the early sleek interval used to be a prelude to the good age of ecu imperial strength within the 19th and early 20th centuries. but within the current age we will be able to see that the pre-imperial age was once in truth extra an 'age of partnership' or an 'age of pageant' whilst the West and Asia vied on even phrases. The essays during this quantity study, on a world foundation, the various diverse buying and selling empires from the top of the center a while to the eighteenth century.

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Bruhns, Zucker int Leben der Vo'lker: Eine Kultur- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (Berlin, 1967), 15-16. Ashtor, "Venetian Supremacy," 48. C. H. H. Wake, "The Changing Pattern of Europe's Pepper and Spice Imports, ca. 1400-1700," journal of European Economic History 8 (1979): 392. C. H. H. Wake, "The Volume of European Spice Trade at the Beginning and the End of the Fifteenth Century," ibid. 15 (1986): 635. van der Wee, Antwerp Market, 3:20. European long-distance trade, 1350-1750 27 Venetian trade to Egypt, in particular to Alexandria, grew at the expense of its trade to Syria.

F. S. Gaastra, De Ceschiedenis van de VOC (Haarlem, 1982), 35 ff. European long-distance trade, 1350-1750 33 went increasingly in the opposite direction. When later in the seventeenth century the London staple market surpassed Amsterdam, the structure of the re-export trade did not fundamentally change. 61 During the decade after 1602 the volume of trade moving through Venice fell dramatically. 62 The crisis at the beginning of the Thirty Years' War made things worse: it was the last, fatal turning point in the definitive decline of Venice's re-export trade of Asian goods to the rest of Europe.

24 Lane, Venice, A Maritime Republic, 287-8. 25 Ashtor, "L'apogee du commerce venitien," 324-6. 2( ' Ashtor, "Venetian Supremacy," 13. 21 24 Herman van der Wee of the traditional overland routes, ending in Byzantium, by the maritime routes along the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, ending in Syria and Egypt, did not fundamentally affect the composition of the goods supplied by the Far, South, and even Middle East, although there were some significant changes in the structure of the east-west trade.

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