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Conquest, Tribute, and Trade : The Quest for Precious Metals and the Birth of Globalization: Erlichman, Howard J.: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Conquest, Tribute, and Trade : The Quest for Precious Metals and the Birth of Globalization
Conquest, Tribute, and Trade : The Quest for Precious Metals and the Birth of Globalization
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Published Date : 2010/09
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781616142117

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: United States
Subject Development: History
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Geographic Designator: Western Europe
Table of Contents
Introduction                                       9  (10)
    Chapter One The Portuguese Head East           19 (46)
      The African Coastline                        30 (10)
      Da Gama Invades India                        40 (14)
      Albuquerque's Bold Plan                      54 (11)
    Chapter Two The Spanish Head West              65 (42)
      Columbus Invades Hispaniola                  72 (10)
      Cuba                                         82 (6)
      Cortes Invades Mexico                        88 (19)
    Chapter Three Convergence with the House of    107(40)
      Fuggers and Habsburgs                        112(9)
      Magellan                                     121(14)
      The Emperor's Multi-Front Wars               135(12)
    Chapter Four The Great American Treasure       147(50)
      The Pizarros Invade Inca Peru                155(17)
      Bolivia, Colombia, and More                  172(12)
      Rio de la Plata                              184(4)
      New Spain                                    188(9)
    Chapter Five An Unlikely Bankruptcy            197(38)
      Financial Machinations                       204(7)
      Bonanza in Bolivia                           211(7)
      Antwerp                                      218(6)
      Military Escalations                         224(11)
    Chapter Six Mining Revolution in Spanish       235(36)
      Bartolome de Medina                          244(8)
      Zacatecas                                    252(6)
      Cerro de Potosi                              258(13)
    Chapter Seven Cash Flow Squeeze in the         271(42)
    Spanish Netherlands
      Ottoman Offensive                            277(10)
      The Duke of Alba                             287(10)
      The Genoese Play Hardball                    297(16)
    Chapter Eight Convergence in the Far East      313(48)
      China and Japan                              321(15)
      The Philippines                              336(14)
      Portuguese Asia                              350(11)
    Chapter Nine Unimaginable Wealth and           361(40)
      Protestant Allies                            372(6)
      The Invincible Armada                        378(14)
      Felipe's Multi-Front Wars                    392(9)
    Chapter Ten The Dutch Advance                  401(46)
      Amsterdam                                    409(8)
      Dutch Enterprise                             417(9)
      The VOC                                      426(21)
    Chapter Eleven Capital of the World            447(16)
Notes                                              463(56)
Index                                              519

This is a fascinating and lively account of the birth of globalisation in the sixteenth century. We often think of the past two centuries as the age of globalization. In fact, the genesis of globalization took place some 500 years ago with the pursuit of gold, silver, and copper in the 16th century, when empires were created and destroyed on their talent for finding, exploiting, and controlling huge volumes of mineral wealth. "Conquest, Tribute, and Trade" traces the roots of globalization through the story of how the closely related states of Portugal, Spain, and later the Dutch Republic were able to check the powerful Ottoman Empire, supersede the great Italian city-states, and overturn centuries of Muslim commercial domination in Africa and Asia. In the process they created the first multinational corporations, launched scores of boomtowns, squandered huge amounts of capital, discovered new worlds, and invented new technologies.