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Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Jonathan I. Israel


Despite its small size and population, the Dutch Republic functioned as the hub of world trade, shipping, and finance for nearly two centuries. This is the first detailed account of that hegemony from its sixteenth-century origins to the final collapse of the Dutch trading system in the eighteenth century.

Keywords: Dutch Republic, world trade, shipping, finance, Dutch trading system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198211396
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan I. Israel, author
University of London