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Title Goods from the East, 1600-1800 : trading Eurasia / edited by Maxine Berg (professor of history, Warwick University, UK) ; with Felicia Gottman (research fellow, University of Warwick), Hanna Hodacs (research fellow, University of Warwick), Chris Nierstrasz (postdoctoral fellow, University of Warwick)
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 369 pages)
Series Europe's Asian centuries
Europe's Asian centuries.
Contents 1. General Introduction and Section Introduction: Europe's Trade with Asia / Maxine Berg -- 2. Understanding Eurasian Trade in the Era of the Trading Companies / Jan de Vries -- Section Introduction: Objects of Encounter and Transfers of Knowledge / Maxine Berg -- 3. Spirited Transactions : The Morals and Materialities of Trade Contacts between the Dutch, the British, and the Malays (1596-1619) / Romain Bertrand -- 4. The Indigo Trade of the English East India Company in the Seventeenth Century : Challenges and Opportunities / Ghulam Nadri -- 5. The Orient and the dawn of Western industrialization : Armenian calico printers from Constantinople in Marseilles (1669-1686) / Olivier Raveux -- 6. Europe-China-Europe : The Transmission of the Craft of Painted Enamel in the 17th and 18th Centuries / Xiaodong Xu -- 7. Patterns of Design in Qing-China and Britain during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century / Dagmar Schafer -- 8. Indian Weavers and East India Company Markets : Surat and Dhaka in the 1790s / Maxine Berg -- Section Introduction: Private Trade and Networks / Chris Nierstrasz -- 9. The Eurasian Diamond Trade in the Eighteenth Century : a Balanced Model of Complementary Markets / Tijl Vanneste -- 10. British Private Trade Networks and Metropolitan Connections in the Eighteenth Century / Timothy Davies -- 11. Worlds Apart? : Merchants, Mariners, and the Organization of the Private Trade in Chinese Export Wares in Eighteenth-Century Europe / Meike Fellinger -- 12. The Dutch and the English East India Company's Trade in Indian Textiles in the Seventeenth and the Eighteenth Century : A Comparative View / Om Prakash -- Section Introduction: Consuming East and West / Felicia Gottmann -- 13. Becoming Consumers : Asiatic Goods in Migrant and Native-born Middling Households in 18th Century Amsterdam / Anne McCants -- 14. "Exotic" Goods? : Far-Eastern Commodities for the French Market in India in the Eighteenth Century / Kevin Le Doudic -- 15. Selling India and China in the Eighteenth-Century Paris / Natacha Coquery -- 16. Textile Furies : the French State and the Retail and Consumption of Asian Cottons, 1686-1759 / Felicia Gottmann -- Section Introduction: A Taste for Tea / Hanna Hodacs -- 17. The Popularisation of Tea : East India Companies, Private Traders, Smugglers and the Consumption of Tea in Western Europe, 1700-1760 / Chris Nierstraz -- 18. Chests, Tubs, and Lots of Tea : the European Market for Chinese Tea and the Swedish East India Company, c. 1730-1760 / Hanna Hodacs and Leos Müller -- 19. A North Europe World of Tea : Scotland & the Tea Trade, ca. 1690-ca.1790 / Andrew Mackillop -- 20. Arriving to a Set Table : The Integration of Hot Drinks in the Urban Consumer Culture of the Eighteenth-Century Southern Low Countries / Bruno Blondé and Wouter Ryckbosch -- 21. For the Home and the Body : Dutch and Indian Ways of Early Modern Consumption / Jos Gommans
Summary "The imperative of the long-distance seaborne trade of Europeans, from the age of exploration, was to acquire the goods of the exotic East--the silks and porcelains and tea of China, the spices of the spice islands and the textiles of India. Goods from the East focuses on the trade in fine products: how they were made, marketed and distributed between Asia and Europe. This trade was conducted by East India Companies and many private traders, and the first Global Age that resulted deeply affected European consumption and manufacturing. This book provides a full comparative and connective study of Asia's trade with a range of European countries. Its themes relate closely to issues of fine manufacturing and luxury goods in the current age of globalization. Goods from the East brings together established scholars, such as Jan de Vries, Om Prakash and Josh Gommans, and a new generation of researchers, who together look into the connections between European consumer cultures and Asian trade"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Luxuries -- Asia -- History
Luxuries -- Europe -- History
Trading companies -- Asia -- History
Trading companies -- Europe -- History
Asian history.
European history.
History: earliest times to present day.
Economic history.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 17th century.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 18th century.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
Trading companies
Asia -- Commerce -- Europe -- History -- 17th century
Asia -- Commerce -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Europe -- Commerce -- Asia -- History -- 17th century
Europe -- Commerce -- Asia -- History -- 18th century
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Berg, Maxine, 1950- editor.
ISBN 9781137403940