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Description - The Rise of Commercial Empires by David Ormrod

In early modern Europe, and particularly in the Netherlands, commercial empires were held together as much by cities as by unified nation states. David Ormrod here takes a regional economy as his preferred unit of analysis, the North Sea economy: an interlocking network of trades shaped by public and private interests, and the matrix within which Anglo-Dutch competition, borrowing and collaboration took shape. He shows how England's increasingly coherent mercantilist objectives undermined Dutch commercial hegemony, in ways which contributed to the restructuring of the North Sea staplemarket system. The commercial revolution has rightly been identified with product diversification and the expansion of long-distance trading, but the reorganization of England's nearby European trades was equally important, providing the foundation for eighteenth-century commercial growth and facilitating the expansion of the Atlantic economy. With the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707, the last piece of a national British entrepot system was put into place.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521819268
ISBN-10: 0521819261
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 420
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Ormrod

David Ormrod is Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and a leading authority on British and Dutch commercial history in the early modern period.

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