Incroyables Gazettes Et Fabuleux Metaux: Les Retours Des Tresors Americains D'Apres Les Gazettes Hollandaises (XVI XVII Siecles) (Studies in Modern Capitalism) (Paperback)

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Incroyables Gazettes Et Fabuleux Metaux: Les Retours Des Tresors Americains D'Apres Les Gazettes Hollandaises (XVI XVII Siecles) (Studies in Modern Capitalism) (Paperback)

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The discovery of America was followed by the discovery of her silver and gold. Year after year these precious metals were mined and sent to Spain and to Portugal and from there throughout the world. From the beginning of the sixteenth century, historians and economists have accorded great importance to these movements of treasure. The whole of European economic development has been linked to them by way of increases in prices (the quantitative theory). Nevertheless prior to this work, no exhaustive documentation of the actual volumes transferred was undertaken: the well-known work of E. J. Hamilton covers only a part of the period; that of Soetbeer is imprecise and out of date. The primary object of this book, written in French, is thus to establish complete and reliable statistics. Morineau has finally located these in the Dutch gazettes, faithful observers of the Spanish Carerra. His reconstruction of actual movements has led him to question many widely accepted hypotheses and concepts.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521103718
ISBN-10: 0521103711
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: November 12th, 2008
Pages: 696
Language: English
Series: Studies in Modern Capitalism