This book was printed on demand in February 2017.; Contributors: Berg Maxime; Romain Bertrand; Bruno Blonde; Meike von Brescius; Natacha Coquery; Tim Davies; Jan de Vries; Jos Gommans; Felicia Gottman; Hanna Hodacs; Kevin Le Doudic; Andrew MacKillop; Anne E.C. McCants; Leos Muller; Ghulam A. Nadri; Chris Nierstrasz; Om Prakash; Olivier Raveux; Wouter Ryckbosch, Dagmar Schafer; Tijl Vanneste; Xu Xiaodong.
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, porcelain 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 Jos Gommans with a new generation of researchers, who together look into the connections between European consumer cultures and Asian trade.
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
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