Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585-1740


The Dutch Republic, despite its small size and population, functioned as the hub of world trade, shipping, and finance for over a century following the fall of Antwerp in 1585. This is the first general account of Dutch world-trade hegemony in all its aspects from its origins as a depot for "bulk-carrying" in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to its collapse in the eighteenth century.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • J. I.I.
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1989


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