By Steven Topik, Carlos Marichal, Zephyr Frank
By concentrating on altering styles of creation and intake over the years, the members reconstruct advanced webs of relationships and financial strategies, highlighting Latin America’s primary and interactive position on the earth financial system. They convey how alterations in espresso intake behavior, garments models, drug utilization, or tire applied sciences in Europe, Asia, and the Americas reverberate via Latin American commodity chains in profound methods. The social and monetary results of the continent’s export adventure were combined. by way of interpreting the dynamics of a variety of commodities over a five-hundred-year interval, From Silver to Cocaine highlights this range whilst that it offers a foundation for comparability and issues to new methods of doing worldwide history.
Contributors. Marcelo Bucheli, Horacio Crespo, Zephyr Frank, Paul Gootenberg, Robert Greenhill, Mary Ann Mahony, Carlos Marichal, David McCreery, Rory Miller, Aldo Musacchio, Laura Nater, Ian learn, Mario Samper, Steven Topik, Allen Wells
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In the second half of the sixteenth century and the ﬁrst decades of the seventeenth century, the shipments of silver were also fundamental to ﬁnancing of the administration of the Habsburg Empire in Flanders and Germany, most particularly for the ﬁnancing of armies and wars. It is impossible to conceive of alternative means of ﬁnancing the military forces and imperial projects of Charles V, Philip II, and Philip III, at a time ≥∏ carlos marichal when the Spanish monarchy became the leading power in Europe.
By this time, di√erences in silver/gold ratios had diminished substantially, and as a result, proﬁts on what was strictly the silver or money trade diminished. Nonetheless, throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, European merchants continued to ﬁnd silver pesos to be in great demand in China. Moreover, several studies on the various East India companies (English, Dutch, and French) demonstrate that they continued to be active in the business of acquiring Spanish-American silver pesos for their abundant and diverse trade with China and India.
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