The rise of commercial empires : England and the Netherlands in the age of mercantilism, 1650-1770

David Ormrod

In early modern Europe, and particularly in the Netherlands, commercial empires were held together as much by cities as by unified nation states. David Ormrod here takes a regional economy as his preferred unit of analysis, the North Sea economy: an interlocking network of trades shaped by public and private interests, and the matrix within which Anglo-Dutch competition, borrowing and collaboration took shape. He shows how England's increasingly coherent mercantilist objectives undermined Dutch commercial hegemony, in ways which contributed to the restructuring of the North Sea staplemarket system. The commercial revolution has rightly been identified with product diversification and the expansion of long-distance trading, but the reorganization of England's nearby European trades was equally important, providing the foundation for eighteenth-century commercial growth and facilitating the expansion of the Atlantic economy. With the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707, the last piece of a national British entrepot system was put into place.

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  • List of maps and illustrations
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • Preface and acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations
  • 1. National economies and the history of the market
  • Part I. England, Holland and the Commercial Revolution: 2. Dutch trade hegemony and English competition, 1650-1700
  • 3. English commercial expansion and the Dutch staplemarket, 1700-1770
  • Part II. English Trade with the Dutch Staplemarket: 4. Rivalry, crisis and reorganisation in the woollen export trade
  • 5. Import substitution and European linen imports
  • 6. The Dutch staplemarket and the growth of English re-exports
  • 7. England, Holland and the international grain trade
  • 8. The coal trade and energy resources
  • Part III. Dutch Decline and English Expansion: 9. The shipping industry and the impact of war
  • 10. Protectionism and Dutch economic decline
  • 11. Conclusion. Commercial growth and the divergence of England
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 The rise of commercial empires : England and the Netherlands in the age of mercantilism, 1650-1770
著作者等 Ormrod, David
O'Brien, Patrick
Supple, Barry
Temin, Peter
Toniolo, Gianni
Feinstein, Charles
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in modern economic history
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2003
ページ数 xvii, 400 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521819261
NCID BA61513308
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス