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Author Bernstein, William J
Title A splendid exchange : how trade shaped the world / William J. Bernstein
Imprint New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.?] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  382.09 B4586 2008    AVAILABLE  -  30500101317306
 RCHSS Library  HF352 B47 2008    AVAILABLE    30560400564941
 Economics Library  HF352 B47 2008    AVAILABLE    30510100323668
Edition 1st ed
Descript x, 467 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Traces the evolution of international trade, from ancient Mesopotamia to today's global marketplace, exploring the influence of commerce on agriculture, technology, politics, and civilization as a whole
Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-447) and index
Sumer -- The straits of trade -- Camels, perfumes, and prophets -- The Baghdad-Canton express -- The taste of trade and the captives of trade -- The disease of trade -- Da Gama's urge -- A world encompassed -- The coming of corporations -- Transplants -- The triumph and tragedy of free trade -- What Henry Bessemer wrought -- Collapse -- The Battle of Seattle
Subject International trade -- History
International economic relations -- History
International business enterprises -- History
Globalization -- History
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