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The Resource The rise of the Amsterdam market and information exchange : merchants, commercial expansion and change in the spatial economy of the Low Countries, c.1550-1630, Clé Lesger ; translated by J.C. Grayson

The rise of the Amsterdam market and information exchange : merchants, commercial expansion and change in the spatial economy of the Low Countries, c.1550-1630, Clé Lesger ; translated by J.C. Grayson

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The rise of the Amsterdam market and information exchange : merchants, commercial expansion and change in the spatial economy of the Low Countries, c.1550-1630
Title
The rise of the Amsterdam market and information exchange
Title remainder
merchants, commercial expansion and change in the spatial economy of the Low Countries, c.1550-1630
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Clé Lesger ; translated by J.C. Grayson
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  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"Most scholars agree that during the sixteenth century, the centre of European international trade shifted from Antwerp to Amsterdam, presaging the economic rise of the Dutch Republic in the following century. Traditionally this shift has been accepted as the natural consequence of a dynamic and progressive city, such as Amsterdam, taking advantage of expanding commercial opportunities at the expense of a more conservative rival hampered by outmoded medieval practices. Yet, whilst this theory is widely accepted, is it accurate? In this groundbreaking study, Clé Lesger argues that the shift of commercial power from Antwerp to Amsterdam was by no means inevitable, and that the highly specialized economy of the Low Countries was more than capable of adapting to the changing needs of international trade. It was only when the Dutch Revolt and military campaigns literally divided the Low Countries into separate states that the existing stable spatial economy and port system fell apart, and a restructuring was needed. Within this process of restructuring the port of Amsterdam acquired a function radically different to the one it had prior to the division of the Netherlands. Before the Revolt it had served as the northern outport in a gateway system centred on Antwerp, but with access of that port now denied to the new republic, Amsterdam developed as the main centre for Dutch shipping, trade and - crucially - the exchange of information. Drawing on a wide variety of neglected archival collections (including those of the Bank of Amsterdam), this study not only addresses specific historical questions concerning the commercial life of the Low Countries, but through the case study of Amsterdam, also explores wider issues of early modern European commercial trade and economic development."--
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Lesger, Cl.
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381.0949235209031
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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Grayson, J. C.
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  • Merchants
  • Merchants
  • Information networks
  • Information networks
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Netherlands
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The rise of the Amsterdam market and information exchange : merchants, commercial expansion and change in the spatial economy of the Low Countries, c.1550-1630, Clé Lesger ; translated by J.C. Grayson
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Includes bibliographical footnotes, bibliography (pages 283-315) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- I. Trade in Amsterdam and the Spatial Economy of the Low Countries -- 1. The spatial economy of the Low Countries around the middle of the 16th century -- 2. Continuity and change in the gateway system c.1550-c.1630 -- 3. Commercial expansion in Amsterdam and changes in the spatial economy of the Low Countries during the Revolt -- 4. Established merchants and newcomers in Amsterdam -- II. Amsterdam and the Organization of Trade in the Early Modern Period -- 5. Amsterdam and the organization of trade -- 6. Amsterdam as a centre of information supply -- Summary and conclusion
Control code
FIEb1774605x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780754652205
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60669102
Label
The rise of the Amsterdam market and information exchange : merchants, commercial expansion and change in the spatial economy of the Low Countries, c.1550-1630, Clé Lesger ; translated by J.C. Grayson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical footnotes, bibliography (pages 283-315) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- I. Trade in Amsterdam and the Spatial Economy of the Low Countries -- 1. The spatial economy of the Low Countries around the middle of the 16th century -- 2. Continuity and change in the gateway system c.1550-c.1630 -- 3. Commercial expansion in Amsterdam and changes in the spatial economy of the Low Countries during the Revolt -- 4. Established merchants and newcomers in Amsterdam -- II. Amsterdam and the Organization of Trade in the Early Modern Period -- 5. Amsterdam and the organization of trade -- 6. Amsterdam as a centre of information supply -- Summary and conclusion
Control code
FIEb1774605x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780754652205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60669102

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