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Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900

Francesca Trivellato, Leor Halevi, and Catia Antunes


This book focuses on trade across religious boundaries around the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans during the second millennium, when transportation technology was fragile and religion often a primary marker of identity. It examines a wide range of commercial exchanges from first encounters between strangers who worshipped different gods and originated in different continents to everyday transactions between merchants who lived in the same city yet belonged to diverse confessional groups. Risk and uncertainty often characterized cross-cultural ventures. The threat of violen ... More

Keywords: cross-cultural trade, religion, merchants, early globalization, religious boundaries, Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199379187
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379187.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francesca Trivellato, editor
Yale University

Leor Halevi, editor
Vanderbilt University

Catia Antunes, editor
Leiden University