The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790

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The Merchant Republics analyzes the ways in which three major economic powerhouses - Amsterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg - developed dual identities as 'communities of commerce' and as republics over the course of the long eighteenth century (c.1648-1790). In addition to discussing the qualities that made these three cities alike, this volume also considers the very real differences that derived from their dissimilar histories, political structures, economic fates and cultural expectations. While all valued both their ...

The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107426290

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