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Arbitrage, China, and World Trade in the Early Modern Period
L'auteur aborde l'histoire du commerce de l'argent depuis le debut de la Periode Moderne, qui contribua a la naissance du commerce mondial, entre l'Asie (Chine et Japon surtout) et l'Amerique du sud
Path dependence, time lags and the birth of globalisation: A critique of O'Rourke and Williamson
In a recent issue of the European Review of Economic History (vol. 6, 2002, pp. 23–50), Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson dismiss claims by ‘World historians…[who] argue that globalisation
Born Again: Globalization's Sixteenth Century Origins (Asian/Global Versus European Dynamics)
Globalization began when all heavily populated land masses began interacting - both directly and indirectly via other land masses - in a sustained manner with deep consequences for all interacting
Born with a ‘Silver Spoon’: The Origin of World Trade in 1571
  • D. Flynn, A. Gir
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    Metals and Monies in an Emerging Global Economy
  • 2 February 2022
p. 17) in the following terms: "Only after the Portuguese had worked their way down the West African coast, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, crossed the Indian Ocean and established themselves in the
Fiscal Crisis and the Decline of Spain (Castile)
Earl J. Hamilton's multiple theses on the price revolution, the decline of Spain, and the birth of capitalism have all placed American silver (and gold) at the forefront. This essay supports
Cycles of Silver
Absent a workable definition of the term ‘globalization’, debates today lack intellectual rigor. Most consider globalization a 20th-century (even post-1945) phenomenon. In fact, globalization was
Silver Circulation Worldwide: Initial Steps in Comprehensive Research
TLDR
Estimates from 1400 through 1900, showing annual flows of production, cumulative stocks (accounting for various levels of wear and tear), and the long-term rate of growth in silver stocks, indicate that, while world population grew at an annual rate of 0.45% per year, 1700– 1900, silver stock rose at an approximate 0.7%" per year.
Cycles of Silver: Global Economic Unity through the Mid-Eighteenth Century
Conversion of China's monetary and fiscal systems to a silver standard led to a doubling in the value of silver in China vis-à-vis the rest of the world by the early sixteenth century. Heightened
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