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Author Margairaz, Dominique.

Title Merchants and Profit in the Age of Commerce, 1680 1830
Edition 1st ed
Published London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (245 pages)
Series Perspectives in Economic and Social History
Perspectives in economic and social history.
Contents Acknowledgements -- List of Contributors -- List of Figures and Tables -- Introduction -- 1. The Current Account as Cognitive Artefact -- 2. Why Profit and Loss Didn't Matter -- 3. Terms of Payment in Retailing -- 4. The Wings of a Butterfly -- 5. The Transatlantic Flow of Price Information in the Spanish Colonial Trade -- 6. Product Quality and Merchant Transactions -- 7. The Pinet Family of Gap and its Business Networks -- 8. 'The Way to Make a Huge Fortune, Easily and Without Risk' -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Summary Merchant activity across Europe, America and China during the long eighteenth century is explored in this collection of essays. Using a unique data set from accounts and correspondence, contributors are able to show the fragmented nature of merchant activity and the importance of trust-based social and cultural networks
Notes Publisher supplied metadata and other sources
Subject America -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century
International economic relations -- History -- 18th century
Merchants -- America -- History -- 18th century
Merchants -- China -- History -- 18th century
Merchants -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
International economic relations.
China -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century
Europe -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Gervais, Pierre.
Lemarchand, Yannick.
ISBN 1781444080