Trade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600 by Professor David BirminghamTrade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600 by Professor David Birmingham

Trade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600

byProfessor David Birmingham, David BirminghamEditorProfessor David Birmingham

Paperback | June 26, 2000

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Trade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600 provides an accessible and concise introduction to European expansion overseas during the early modern period. It explains why and how seafarers visited the Caribbean, South America and Africa, and looks at the history of the communities that lived around the ocean as they responded to the challenges and opportunities which sea trade opened for them.
Historical thinking on the subject of Empire is naturally controversial as is shown by this survey of the first four stages of early Atlantic colonisation from the conquest of the Canary Islands to the creation of slave plantations in Brazil. This history of the Atlantic Empires is an authoritative introduction to an essential topic in world history.
Title:Trade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.65 × 0.25 inPublished:June 26, 2000Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415232066

ISBN - 13:9780415232067


Editorial Reviews

""Birmingham has written a concise and lucid introduction to the colonial systems that Portugal and Spain developed during the 15th and 16th centuries in the lands of the Atlantic basin, organized into four chronological phases." R. Fritze, Lamar University, Choice June 2001.""This work is recommended for urban studies collections at all levels as a stimulating introduction to the flavor of the current British urban scene." P.O. Muller, University of Miami Choice, June 2001."