Merchants and Trading in the Sixteenth Century

Merchants and Trading in the Sixteenth Century : The Golden Age of Antwerp

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Sixteenth-century Europe was powered by commerce. Whilst mercantile groups from many areas prospered, those from the Low Countries were particularly successful. This study, based on extensive archival research, charts the ascent of the merchants established around Antwerp.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 590g
  • Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848935765
  • 9781848935761
  • 1,796,626

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Antwerp, its Merchants and their Trade 2 Antwerp Ties to the Low Countries Hinterland 3 Financing and Organizing Commerce: Partnerships 4 Debt Finance through Bills Obligatory 5 Institutions and the Political Economy of Sixteenth-Century Antwerp Commerce Conclusion Works Cited
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About Jeroen Puttevils

Jeroen Puttevils is a post-doctoral researcher of the Research Foundation Flanders, based at the Centre for Urban History, University of Antwerp. Publications include 'Medieval Merchants', in Fundamental Aspects and Conditions of the European Middle Ages (2014) and 'Trading Silks and Tapestries in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp', in Cloths, Credit, Cities and Court (2014).
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