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" The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind. "
The Historical Works of William Robertson: With an Account of His Life and ... - Pagina 484
door William Robertson - 1813
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The Student's Manual of Modern History ...

William Cooke Taylor - 1866
...formidable that almost all the potentates of Europe united in a confederacy for its destruction, declined from its ancient power and splendour. The Venetians...themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting the Mameluke sultans of Egypt and the Ottoman monarchs to turn their arms against such dangerous intruders,...
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The Student's Manual of Modern History ...

William Cooke Taylor - 1866
...Veuetians not only lost a great part of their territory in the war excited by the league of Cambray, hut the revenues as well as vigour of the state were exhausted...themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting the Mameluke sultans of Egypt and the Ottoman monarchs to turn their arms against such dangerous intruders,...
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. A careful ...

Adam Smith - 1875
...have been beneficial to all, ruinous and destructive to several of those unfortunate countries. The discovery of a passage to the East Indies, by the Cape of Good Hope, which happened much about the same time, opened, perhaps, a still more extensive range to foreign commerce...
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An analysis of Adam Smiths' Inquiry into the nature and causes of ..., Volume 2

Jeremiah Joyce - 1880
...which increase the real revenue and wealth of all the different countries in Europe, pp. 20,21. The discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope opens a still more extensive range to foreign commerce than even that of America. The inhabitants of...
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History of the Reign of Charles the Fifth, Volume 3

William Robertson - 1884
...part of their territory in the war excited by the League of Cambray, but the revenues as well as vigor of the state were exhausted by their extraordinary...Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, actually took place. Theii endeavors to prevent the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the East Indies, not only...
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Select Chapters and Passages from the Wealth of Nations of Adam Smith, 1776

Adam Smith - 1894 - 285 pagina’s
...Colonies. PART III. Of the Advantages which Europe has derived from the Discovery of America, and from that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope.] VIII. Conclusion of the Mercantile System (in 3rd ed.) . . . 233 IX. Of the Agricultural Systems, or...
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The History of Civilisation in Scotland, Volume 4

John Mackintosh - 1896
...subject of colonies ; the advantages which Europe has derived from the discovery of America, and from the discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, and treaties of commerce. He discusses the mercantile system then in vogue with great force, and exposed...
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Money and Its Relations to Prices: Being an Inquiry Into the Causes ...

Langford Lovell Frederick Rice Price - 1896 - 200 pagina’s
...conclusion of his long chapter upon colonies Adam Smith remarks l that " the discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind." It would certainly...
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The Imperial and Asiatic Quarterly Review and Oriental and Colonial Record

1899
...years, with a view to their being rightly used and not misused. " The discovery of America and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope," Adam Smith averred in 1775, "are the two most important events recorded in the history of mankind,"...
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GOVERNMENT OF DEPENDENCIES AN ESSAY

SIR GEORGE CORNEWALL LEWIS, BART. - 1901
...contributed most to the general defense and support of the whole. The discovery of America and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind. Their consequences...
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