Cross-cultural Trade in World History
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Cross-cultural Trade in World History by Philip D. Curtin
Book DescriptionA single theme is pursued in this book - the trade between peoples of differing cultures through world history. Extending from the ancient world to the coming of the commercial revolution, Professor Curtin's discussion encompasses a broad and diverse group of trading relationships. Drawing on insights from economic history and anthropology, Professor Curtin has attempted to move beyond a Europe-centred view of history, to one that can help us understand the entire range of societies in the human past. Examples have been chosen that illustrate the greatest variety of trading relationships between cultures. The opening chapters look at Africa, while subsequent chapters treat the ancient world, the Mediterranean trade with China, the Asian trade in the east, and European entry into the trade with maritime Asia, the Armenian trade carriers of the seventeenth century, and the North American fur trade. Wide-ranging in its concern and the fruit of exhaustive research, the book is nevertheless written so as to be accessible and stimulating to the specialist and the student alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521269315
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-May-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip D. Curtin
World and the West, Paperback (February 2002)
This book studies the interaction between the empire-building West and the rest of the world.
Discovering the Chesapeake, Paperback (March 2001)
In the next few thousand years, the ice may form again and the Bay will once more be the valley of the Susquehanna, unless, of course, human-induced changes in climate create some other currently unpredictable condition."-from the Introduction
Disease and Empire, Hardback (May 1998)
This book, first published in 1998, examines the practice of military medicine during the conquest of Africa.
Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex, Hardback (February 1998)» View all books by Philip D. Curtin
A new edition of Philip Curtin's classic work on the history of the plantations.
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