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Author Ebert, Christopher
Title Between Empires : Brazilian Sugar in the Early Atlantic Economy, 1550-1630
Imprint Boston : BRILL, 2008
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Series The Atlantic World Ser. ; v.No. 16
The Atlantic World Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Maps, Tables and Figure -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter One Introduction -- Chapter Two Portuguese Trade with Northwestern Europe -- Chapter Three Sugar, Institutions and Politics -- Chapter Four Merchants and Merchant Networks -- Chapter Five The Cost of Shipping -- Chapter Six Transactions and Risk Management -- Chapter Seven Illegal Trade -- Chapter Eight Supply, Demand, Prices and Profi tability -- Conclusion -- Appendix A The Transatlantic System: Ports and Routes in Brazil, Portugal and the Atlantic Islands -- Appendix B Portugal and the Dutch Republic in Baltic Trade -- Appendix C Freight Charges -- Bibliography and Sources -- Index
This study examines the wholesale trade in sugar from Brazil to markets in Europe. The principal market was northwestern Europe, but for much of the time between 1550 and 1630 Portugal was drawn into the conflict between Habsburg Spain and the Dutch Republic. In spite of political obstacles, the trade persisted because it was not subject to monopolies and was relatively lightly regulated and taxed. The investment structure was highly international, as Portugal and northwestern Europe exchanged communities of merchants who were mobile and inter-imperial in both their composition and organization. This conclusion challenges an imperial or mercantilist perspective of the Atlantic economy in its earliest phases
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ebert, Christopher Between Empires : Brazilian Sugar in the Early Atlantic Economy, 1550-1630 Boston : BRILL,c2008 9789004167681
Subject Sugar trade -- Brazil -- History -- 16th century.;Sugar trade -- Brazil -- History -- 17th century.;Sugar trade -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 16th century.;Sugar trade -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 17th century
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