Portuguese Trade In Asia Under The Habsburgs, 1580-1640 by James C. BoyajianPortuguese Trade In Asia Under The Habsburgs, 1580-1640 by James C. Boyajian

Portuguese Trade In Asia Under The Habsburgs, 1580-1640

byJames C. Boyajian

Paperback | December 12, 2007

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This fascinating history reassesses the consequences of Portugal's flourishing private trade with Asia, including increased tensions between the growing urban merchant class and the still-dominant landed aristocracy. James C. Boyajian shows how Portuguese-Asian commerce formed part of a global trading network that linked not only Europe and Asia but also—for the first time—Asia, West Africa, Brazil, and Spanish America. He also argues that, contrary to previous scholarly opinion, nearly half of the Portuguese-Asian trade was controlled by New Christians—descendants of Iberian Jews forcibly converted to Christianity in the 1490s.

James C. Boyajian is the author of Portuguese Bankers at the Court of Spain, 1626–1650.
Title:Portuguese Trade In Asia Under The Habsburgs, 1580-1640Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 12, 2007Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0801887542

ISBN - 13:9780801887543

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Portuguese Trade in Asia under the Habsburgs illuminates complex trade and social networks within an emerging global system. It is essential reading for those concerned with the interplay of state goals and private enterprise, as well as the influence of the Inquisition on global trade in the early modern era.