Portuguese Trade in Asia Under the Habsburgs, 1580–1640

Portuguese Trade in Asia Under the Habsburgs, 1580–1640

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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 alsoa€”for the first timea€”Asia, 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 Christiansa€”descendants 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


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