Conquest, Tribute, and Trade

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Conquest, Tribute, and Trade by Howard J. Erlichman
Hardcover $28.00

Sep 01, 2010 | 541 Pages

  • Hardcover $28.00

    Sep 01, 2010 | 541 Pages


“Erlichman has written a quite fascinating popular history of the role played by the overseas expansion of the Iberian nations in the sixteenth century. Conquest, Tribute, and Trade is a well-researched and well-told saga of international rivalries between the Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Ottoman empires, the international search for minerals, and the sometimes unexpected similarities between then and now.”
–Stanley Engerman, John H. Munro Professor of Economics and professor of history, University of Rochester

“A fascinating account of the attempts of Portugal and Spain to find a new route to the spice markets of the Indies after Muslims had taken control of the overland avenues through the eastern Mediterranean; the inadvertent discovery of gold and silver in the Americas; the consequences of massive inflows of wealth on nascent European politics; and the ultimate emergence of a new world economy centered in Amsterdam…. All in all, informative, full of new insights, and an enjoyable read.”
–Brian J. L. Berry, Lloyd Viel Berkner Regental Professor and dean of the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas

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