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Commodity Market Integration, 1500–2000

Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O'Rourke

in Globalization in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226065984
eISBN:
9780226065991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226065991.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter provides an introduction to what is known about trends in international commodity market integration during the second half of the second millennium. Throughout, the focus is on ... More


The Indies, Value, and Wealth

in New World Gold: Cultural Anxiety and Monetary Disorder in Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226856186
eISBN:
9780226856193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226856193.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Due to the Spanish crown's overconfident reliance on New World treasures, a system of loans emerged that, after the first bankruptcy of 1557, transformed into long-term securities made available to ... More


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