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 also -- for the first time -- Asia, West Africa, Brazil, and Spanish America. He also argues that, contrary to previous scholarly opinion, nearly half of the Portuguese-Asian ...

Portuguese Trade in Asia Under the Habsburgs, 1580--1640 1992, Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN-13: 9780801844058

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