This fascinating history reassesses the consequences of Portugal's flourishing private trade with Asia, including increased tensions between the growing urban merchant class and the still-dominant landed aristocracy. James C. Boyajian shows how Portuguese-Asian commerce formed part of a global trading network that linked not only Europe and Asia but alsoafor the first timeaAsia, West Africa, Brazil, and Spanish America. He also argues that, contrary to previous scholarly opinion, nearly half of the Portuguese-Asian trade was controlled by New Christiansadescendants of Iberian Jews forcibly converted to Christianity in the 1490s.See also Cardamom; Cinnamon; Cloves; Drugs; Ginger; Mace; Nutmeg; Pepper States-General, 111, 114 States of Holland, 1 1 1 Steensgaard, Niels, 12, 54, 118 Studandoli, Francesco, 137 Suarez Galinato, Juan. 77 Subrahmanyam, Sanjayanbsp;...
|Title||:||Portuguese Trade in Asia Under the Habsburgs, 1580–1640|
|Author||:||James C. Boyajian|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2007-12-12|