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Mercantile Association and Commercial Politics

PERRY GAUCI

in The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Previous studies of formal merchant organizations have highlighted the potential sophistication of the political machinery available to merchants, even though concentration on party affiliation has ... More


English Overseas Merchants in an Expanding World of Trade, 1590–1660

Alison Games

in The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on English merchants and some of the major venues where they plied their trades. It looks at the diverse experiences of newcomers and old hands, at hiring practices, and at the ... More


The Eastern Ports

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter argues that the English Company was most successful in ports with a large local merchant class already adept at overseas trade. The captains were able to engage in trade because of ... More


Britain and France and the ‘Empire of the Seas’

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter reconstructs debates about foreign affairs and Britain's participation in war during the mid-18th century. It explores the ways in which the country's shifting military and international ... More


Conclusion

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter uses the case of the English East India Company to reflect on existing knowledge about overseas trade expansion, decentralization within organizations, the importance of context in the ... More


Market Structure and Trade in Developing Countries

Gerald K. Helleiner (ed.)

in Trade Policy, Industrialization, and Development: New Perspectives

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198283591
eISBN:
9780191684456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283591.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the relationship between market structure and overseas trade in developing countries. First, it examines the role of market structure in industrial analysis, covering the ... More


Reconsidering Overseas Trade: The Chinese Intellectual Response to the Emerging Global Economy

Gang Zhao

in The Qing Opening to the Ocean: Chinese Maritime Policies, 1684-1757

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836436
eISBN:
9780824871192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836436.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how globalization affected high officials' thinking, obliging them to acknowledge the importance of overseas trade for the coastal economy and society. As the Chinese economy ... More


Enriching the State by Cherishing Private Trade: The Kangxi Emperor and the 1684 Open Trade Policy

Gang Zhao

in The Qing Opening to the Ocean: Chinese Maritime Policies, 1684-1757

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836436
eISBN:
9780824871192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836436.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes how the Kangxi emperor arrived at his decision to encourage private overseas trade. In dealing with the issue of overseas trade, Kangxi supported the pursuit of profit and made ... More


The Earles of Liverpool: A Georgian Merchant Dynasty

Peter Earle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381731
eISBN:
9781781382301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381731.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book examines the careers of six men from three generations of the Earle family, all merchants in Liverpool. These are John Earle of Warrington (1674-1749) who came to Liverpool as an apprentice ... More


An Officer in Cahoots with Pirates: Coastal Garrisons and Maritime Smuggling

Michael Szonyi

in The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197241
eISBN:
9781400888887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197241.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces the Jiang family, hereditary commanders of the garrison at Fuquan. At least one of their members was both an officer and also a smuggler and pirate. This story shows how ... More


Trade by Rulers and States

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/9780691150772.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the formation, weaknesses, and demise of two ruler-owned trade enterprises. It describes the mercantile endeavors of early Ming China and sixteenth-century Portugal. The two ... More


Eastern Mediterranean Overseas Exchanges

Rajan Gurukkal

in Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman Trade: Political Economy of Eastern Mediterranean Exchange Relations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460854
eISBN:
9780199086382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460854.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

A discussion of antecedents, growth, and nature of eastern Mediterranean exchange relations with the coasts of the Indian subcontinent is the theme of this chapter. An overview of the land and sea ... More


A golden age?: 1349–c.1450

D. M. Palliser

in Medieval York: 600-1540

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199255849
eISBN:
9780191746871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255849.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Despite the Black Death of 1349 and later outbreaks of plague, York made a remarkable and swift recovery. For over fifty years it enjoyed a boom fuelled by immigration, overseas trade, and a reviving ... More


Introduction: The Cultural Work of Empire

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Thomas Turner liked being part of the ebb and flow of a wider literate culture, and had a sense of the formation of his own opinion to which the self-authorship of the diary is testimony. The ... More


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