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The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Perry Gauci


This book examines the political and social impact of the English overseas merchant during this key era of state development. Historians have increasingly recognized the significance of this period as one of commercial and political transition, but relatively little thought has been given to the perspective of the overseas traders, whose activities transcended these dynamic arenas. Analysis of the role of merchants in public life highlights their important contribution to England's rise as a commercial power of the first rank, and illuminates the fundamental political changes of the time. Case ... More

Keywords: overseas traders, merchants, London, Liverpool, York, mercantile politics, the press, Parliament, merchant class, landed gentry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241934
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Perry Gauci, author
Lincoln College, Oxford
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