Born with a ‘Silver Spoon’: The Origin of World Trade in 1571

  title={Born with a ‘Silver Spoon’: The Origin of World Trade in 1571},
  author={Dennis Owen Flynn and Arturo Gir},
  journal={Metals and Monies in an Emerging Global Economy},
  • D. Flynn, A. Gir
  • Published 2 February 2022
  • History
  • Metals and Monies in an Emerging Global Economy
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