Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585-1740


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For nearly two centuries the Dutch Republic, despite its small size and population, functioned as the hub of world trade, shipping, and finance. This is the first detailed general account of that hegemony from its origins in the sixteenth century to the final collapse of the Dutch trading system in the eighteenth century. The economic structure of the early modern world was such that the Dutch Republic--particularly its chief business emporium, Amsterdam--was able to dominate the world economy to a far greater degree than ...

Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585-1740 1989, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198227298