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Author Lindemann, Mary

Title The merchant republics : Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790 / Mary Lindemann
Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014

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Contents Introduction : a tale of three cities -- A topographical perspective -- Political dynamics and dilemmas -- Discord -- Merchants and republicans -- Virtuous commerce -- Virtue bankrupt -- Conclusion
Summary "The Merchant Republics analyzes the ways in which three major economic powerhouses -- Amsterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg -- developed dual identities as 'communities of commerce' and as republics over the course of the long eighteenth century (c.1648-1790). In addition to discussing the qualities that made these three cities alike, this volume also considers the very real differences that derived from their dissimilar histories, political structures, economic fates and cultural expectations. While all valued both their republicanism and their merchant identities, each presented a different face to the world and each made the transition from an early modern republic to a modern city in a different manner"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Commerce -- History -- 18th century
Republics.
republics.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Commerce
Republics
Handel
Handel -- historia.
SUBJECT Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- History -- 18th century
Antwerp (Belgium) -- History -- 18th century
Hamburg (Germany) -- History -- 18th century
Subject Belgium -- Antwerp
Germany -- Hamburg
Netherlands -- Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Antwerpen
Hamburg
Nederländerna -- Amsterdam.
Belgien -- Antwerpen.
Tyskland -- Hamburg.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
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