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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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Small Town Merchants, Global Ventures: The Maritime Trade of the New Julfan Armenians in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Small Town Merchants, Global Ventures: The Maritime Trade of the New Julfan Armenians in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

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(p.125) Small Town Merchants, Global Ventures: The Maritime Trade of the New Julfan Armenians in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
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Maritime History as Global History
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Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.003.0006

This chapter analyses the role of Armenian maritime merchants in ushering in the ‘First Global Age’ of maritime history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It explores transoceanic navigation systems and overseas trade; the desire for silk and the Armenian-European silk trade; and the activities of Armenian shipowners and their role on the global stage. It discovers that Armenian merchants played a crucial role in global trade, and that their activity defies the prevalent misconception that global maritime history is intrinsically European in nature.

Keywords:   First Global Age, Maritime Armenia, Transoceanic Navigation, Maritime Merchants, Silk Trade, Armenian Shipowners

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