The Age of Trade: The Manila Galleons and the Dawn of the Global Economy

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Rowman & Littlefield, 19 mrt. 2015 - 270 pagina's
This groundbreaking book presents the first full history of the Manila galleons, which marked the true beginning of a global economy. Arturo Giraldez, the world’s leading scholar of the galleons, traces the rise of the maritime route, which began with the founding of the city of Manila in 1571 and ended in 1815 when the last galleon left the port of Acapulco in New Spain (Mexico) for the Philippines, establishing a permanent connection between the Spanish empire in America with Asian countries, most importantly China, the main supplier of commodities during that era. Throughout the two-and-a-half-century history of the Manila galleons, the strategic commodity fuelling global networks was always silver. Giraldez shows how this most important of precious metals shaped world history, with influences that stretch to the present.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
1
CHAPTER ONE The Philippines before the Spaniards
7
CHAPTER TWO The Origins of Spanish Settlement in the Philippines
29
CHAPTER THREE Spanish Settlement in the Philippines
61
CHAPTER FOUR The Seventeenth Century
89
CHAPTER FIVE The Galleons
119
CHAPTER SIX The Economy of the Line
145
CHAPTER SEVEN The Eighteenth Century and the Galleon Line
169
Notes
193
Bibliography
223
Index
239
About the Author
257
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Over de auteur (2015)

Arturo Giraldez is professor of modern languages and literature at the University of the Pacific.

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