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The Web of EmpireEnglish Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660$
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Alison Games

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195335545

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.001.0001

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English Overseas Merchants in an Expanding World of Trade, 1590–1660

English Overseas Merchants in an Expanding World of Trade, 1590–1660

The Web of Empire

Alison Games (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on English merchants and some of the major venues where they plied their trades. It looks at the diverse experiences of newcomers and old hands, at hiring practices, and at the different strategies merchants employed in trading settlements in order to emphasize the personal skills and the improvisation and adaptability central to overseas trade in this period. Trading worlds in the Ottoman Empire, Lisbon, and Japan are examined to highlight the unique challenges Protestant English traders faced in those places closest to home, such as Lisbon, while the worlds of the east that later came to be seen as alien and exotic often offered more security and comfort.

Keywords:   English merchants, commerce, overseas trade, Ottoman Empire, Lisbon, Japan

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