Crisis and Change in the Venetian Economy in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Author: Brian Pullan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136581391
Format: PDF, ePub
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The decline of Venice remains one of the classic episodes in the economic development of modern Europe. Its contrasts are familiar enough: the wealthiest commercial power in fifteenth-century Europe, the strongest western colonial power in the eastern Mediterranean, found its principal fame three centuries later in carnival and the arts. This metamorphosis from commercial hegemony to fashionable pleasure and landed wealth was, however, a complex process. It resulted not so much from the Portuguese voyages of discovery at the beginning of the sixteenth century as from increasing Dutch adn English competition at its end, and from industrial competition chiefly from beyond the Mediterranean. Several of the Articles Dr Pullan has chosen to illustrate these changes are made available in English for the first time, and two have been revised for this book. Four deal with the fortunes of entrepot trade and shipbuilding, which had furnished the basis of Venetian wealth adn influence in the Middle Ages; four others expamine the new fields of enterprise which Venice explored in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and which helped to compensate for the decline in traditional activities. This classic book was first published in 1968.

World Economic Primacy 1500 1990

Author: Charles P. Kindleberger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198025931
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Charles Kindleberger's World Economic Primacy: 1500-1990 is a work of rare ambition and scope from one of our most respected economic historians. Extending over broad ranges of both history and geography, the work considers what it is that enables countries to achieve, at some period in their history, economic superiority over other countries, and what it is that makes them decline. Kindleberger begins with the Italian city-states in the fourteenth century, and traces the changing evolution of world economic primacy as it moves to Portugal and Spain, to the Low countries, to Great Britain, and to the United States, addressing the question of alleged U.S. decline. Additional chapters treat France as a perennial challenger, Germany which has twice aggressively sought superiority, and Japan, which may or may not become a candidate for the role of "number one." Kindleberger suggests that the economic vitality of a given country goes through a trajectory that can usefully (thought not precisely) be compared to a human life cycle. Like human beings, the growth of a state can be cut off by accident or catastrophe short of old age; unlike human beings, however, economies can have a second birth. In World Economic Primacy, Kindleberger takes into account the influence of complex historical, social, and cultural factors that determine economic leadership. A brilliant overview of the position of nations in the world economy, World Economic Primacy conveys profound insights into the causes of the rise and decline of the world's economic powers, past and present.

The Cambridge History of Turkey

Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521620956
Format: PDF, Docs
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Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of Turkey covers the period from 1603 to 1839.

Christians and Muslims in Ottoman Cyprus and the Mediterranean World 1571 1640

Author: Ronald Jennings
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814743188
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wrested from the rule of the Venetians, the island of Cyprus took on cultural shadings of enormous complexity as a new province of the Ottoman empire, involving the compulsory migration of hundreds of Muslim Turks to the island from the nearby Karamna province, the conversion of large numbers of native Greek Orthodox Christians to Islam, an abortive plan to settle Jews there, and the circumstances of islanders who had formerly been held by the venetians. Delving into contemporary archival records of the lte sixteenth and early seventeenth conturies, particularly judicial refisters, Professor Jennings uncovers the island society as seen through local law courts, public works, and charitable institutions.

Immigrants and the Industries of London 1500 1700

Author: Liên Luu
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754603306
Format: PDF
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London in the 16th and 17th centuries was a place of phenomenal change and growth. The arrival of merchants and artisans from continental Europe prompted rapid technological development in many trades and crafts. This book focuses predominantly on silk weaving, beer brewing and the silver trade. It places immigrants in the broader social and economic context of Europe and explores their experience in London.