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The Mercantile City

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/9780199241934.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the socio-economic environment of the overseas trader as a necessary prelude to concentration on the merchant as a political figure. It outlines the organizational structures of ... More


Business and Public Life

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/9780199241934.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter takes into account the more modest achievers of the entrepreneurial elite, although it must be recognized that many budding overseas traders never even made it into the lower ranks of ... More


The Merchant, Politics, and the Press

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/9780199241934.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the understudied forms of mercantile expression, in particular the voluminous literature that survives from commercial tracts. Recent bibliographic studies have revealed that ... More


The Merchant and Parliament

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/9780199241934.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter studies four key themes. Firstly it analyses the mercantile influence at Westminster of the election of overseas traders to the House of Commons between 1660 and 1754. More significant ... More


Introduction

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/9780199241934.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins with a brief description of the contributions of the merchant to the early modern state. It then discusses the purpose of the book, which is to analyse the political and social ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199241934.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book has given great credit to the merchant classes for their contribution towards making the system work. As one of the richest ... More


The Politics of Trade: The French Commerce Bill of 1713

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/9780199241934.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The French commerce bill of 1713 was crucial to the government's attempt to settle Anglo-French trade at the conclusion of the War of the Spanish Succession, and was considered vital for ... More


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

Perry Gauci

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the political and social impact of the English overseas merchant during this key era of state development. Historians have increasingly recognized the significance of this period ... More


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