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Staying Afloat - a book by Baskes, Jeremy

Staying Afloat

Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820

Staying Afloat( )
Author: Baskes, Jeremy
Series title:Social Science History Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Stanford University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $70.00
Book Description:

Early modern, long-distance trade was fraught with risk and uncertainty, driving merchants to seek means (that is, institutions) to reduce them. In the traditional historiography on Spanish colonial trade, the role of risk is largely ignored. Instead, the guild merchants are depicted as anti-competitive monopolists who manipulated markets and exploited colonial consumers. Jeremy Baskes argues that much of the commercial behavior interpreted by modern historians as predatory was instead...
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