Portuguese Trade in Asia Under the Habsburgs, 1580–1640

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 alsoa€”for the first timea€”Asia, West Africa, Brazil, and Spanish America. He also argues that, contrary to previous scholarly opinion, nearly half of the Portuguese-Asian trade was controlled by New Christiansa€”descendants of Iberian Jews forcibly converted to Christianity in the 1490s.The casados sold the cloves, in any case, for 100 cruzados and more the bahar in India.37 Galleon captains also ... the viceroy announced the imminent departure of the galleons and himself for the South Seas to combine forces with donanbsp;...

Title:Portuguese Trade in Asia Under the Habsburgs, 1580–1640
Author:James C. Boyajian
Publisher:JHU Press - 2007-12-12


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