Economic Encounter Between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800

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The history of the economic contacts between Asia and Europe dates back to at least the early years of the Common Era. But it was only after the overcoming of the transport technology barrier to the growth of trade between the two continents following the discovery by the Portuguese at the end of the 15th century of the all-water route to the East Indies that these contacts became regular and quantitatively significant. The Portuguese were joined at the beginning of the 17th century by the Dutch and the English East India ...

Economic Encounter Between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800 2014, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409418283

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