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Migration, trade, and religious change at the onset of colonialism, 1890–1905

Felicitas Becker

in Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264270
eISBN:
9780191734182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264270.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter sets out the hierarchical, exploitative conditions of the late pre-colonial period that villagers would react against. The elusiveness of ritual authority that characterized indigenous ... More


Approaches to Quantifying Roman Trade: Response

Michael Fulford

in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter highlights the need from the perspective of the consuming community for an integrated approach to the comparative analysis of quantified material culture and environmental assemblages ... More


The Society of Kakatiya Andhra

Cynthia Talbot

in Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136616
eISBN:
9780199834716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136616.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Although the caste system is thought to have dominated the society of traditional India, people who commissioned inscriptions in Kakatiya Andhra (a.d.1175–1324 ) mentioned their clan or lineage ... More


Environment and Trade

Ron Harris

in Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691150772
eISBN:
9780691185804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter presents the literature on Eurasian trade, the geography of trade environment, and the organizational challenges faced by long-distance trade. The expansion of trade from local to ... More


Conclusion: Institutional Migration and the Corporation

Ron Harris

in Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691150772
eISBN:
9780691185804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter talks about the interplay between family, religion, and ruler—three key components of every premodern society, which was the major factor in shaping the pattern of migration of the ... More


Universal Building Blocks

Ron Harris

in Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691150772
eISBN:
9780691185804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter argues that a number of precursor institutions of the long-distance trade organization developed locally, independently, and endemically in many different places along the Eurasian ... More


Materialist Factors: Water and Cacao at Chocolá

Jonathan Kaplan and Federico Paredes Umaña

in Water, Cacao, and The Early Maya of Chocóla

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056746
eISBN:
9780813053615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056746.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter details the two principal materialist research foci of the project, water and cacao. Water control systems in Mesoamerica and at ancient Maya cities are reviewed in order to set the ... More


Public Institutions and Phoenician Trade

Taco Terpstra

in Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691172088
eISBN:
9780691189703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172088.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the trade diaspora, an institution that was all but obligatory for regular, long-distance trade in the absence of third-party enforcement. Traders could do business in a ... More


The Origins of the Business Corporation

Ron Harris

in Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691150772
eISBN:
9780691185804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains why and how the corporation was transformed into a business corporation. It follows the early history of the corporation and examines how the corporation acquired attributes on ... More


Introduction: Intimate Strangers—Peripheries in Global Literary Networks

Su Fang Ng

in Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia: Peripheral Empires in the Global Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198777687
eISBN:
9780191864803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777687.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the parallel literary traditions of the mythic Alexander the Great in the Eurasian archipelagic peripheries of Britain and Southeast Asia, focusing on how Alexander stories were ... More


The Resolution of Commercial Conflicts in Bruges, Antwerp, and Amsterdam (1250–1650)

Oscar Gelderblom (ed.)

in Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772730
eISBN:
9780804777612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a broad survey of different ways in which commercial conflicts in long-distance trade were resolved in northwestern Europe between 1250 and 1650. Different kinds of ... More


The Setting: Marine Insurance and Bills of Exchange

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the quotation claiming that Jews invented marine insurance and bills of exchange, which can be read from a compilation of maritime laws assembled with commentary by a provincial ... More


Decline and Renewal (1713–1750)

Jonathan Israel

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains that the period 1713–50 was one of sharp deterioration in European Jewry's demographic position. It is true that a steady increase persisted in many parts, but, from the second ... More


The Widening of Horizons, 1560-1689

Ralph Davis

in The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter introduces the conventions of British shipping during the mid sixteenth to late seventeenth centuries, concluding in 1689, a year Davis regarded as a turning point in the growth and ... More


Landowners and Traders

André Tchernia

in The Romans and Trade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198723714
eISBN:
9780191829376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723714.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter the roles and activities of those who engaged in production and supply in the Roman world are discussed. This discussion includes remarks on the social organization that underpins ... More


King’s Men and the Stationary Bandit

Taco Terpstra

in Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691172088
eISBN:
9780691189703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172088.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines mid-third-century BCE Syria-Palestine, an area ruled by the Ptolemies at the time. As in all Hellenistic states, the power structure of the Ptolemaic kingdom was strongly ... More


Selling Castile: Coinage, Propaganda, and Mediterranean Trade in the Age of Alfonso VIII

James J. Todesca

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses one of Alfonso VIII's paths to solidifying and advancing his kingdom—his monetary policy. As did his contemporaries throughout Latin Europe, Alfonso VIII struck silver-alloyed ... More


Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba

Ivor L. Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110836
eISBN:
9781604738148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110836.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book shows how African migrants and their political fraternities played a formative role in the history of Cuba. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, no large kingdoms controlled ... More


Demotic Alexander in Indian Ocean Trading Worlds

Su Fang Ng

in Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia: Peripheral Empires in the Global Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198777687
eISBN:
9780191864803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777687.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the late seventeenth-century Malay prose romance, Hikayat Hang Tuah (Story of Hang Tuah), a maritime epic that projects the figure of Alexander the Great onto a merchant ... More


Silver Fragmentation: Reinterpreting the Evidence of the Hoards

Marek Jankowiak

in Silver, Butter, Cloth: Monetary and Social Economies in the Viking Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198827986
eISBN:
9780191866678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827986.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter explores the phenomenon of silver fragmentation from the evidence of silver hoards deposited in the Baltic area. Focusing on the evidence of dirhams, it charts an increase in silver ... More


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