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Maritime History as Global History$
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Maria Fusaro and Amélia Polónia

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780986497339

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.001.0001

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Behind the Atlantic Expansion: Flemish Trade Connections of Seville in 1620

Behind the Atlantic Expansion: Flemish Trade Connections of Seville in 1620

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(p.21) Behind the Atlantic Expansion: Flemish Trade Connections of Seville in 16201
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Maritime History as Global History
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Eberhard Crailsheim

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.003.0002

This chapter studies the commercial networks through which maritime traders on foreign soil connected with the global world of business. Using French and Flemish settlers in Seville in 1620, it deconstructs Seville’s status as a ‘proto-global economy’; examines the trade activity on the Dunkirk-Seville route; the textile trade; and case studies of prominent merchants in the region in attempt to determine the role of foreign merchants in the trade network between American and Europe. It concludes that despite laws preventing foreigners from participating in American trade, networks built from social, familial, political, and economic frameworks made such trade possible.

Keywords:   Maritime Spain, Maritime Flanders, Proto-Global Economies, Dunkirk-Seville Route, Textile Trade, Maritime Merchants, Olive Oil Trade

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