Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313363250
  • ISBN-13: 9780313363252
  • DDC: 381.09
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 318 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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From ancient to modern times, trade has played an integral role in connecting disparate cultures and places on the earth-indeed, the existence of commercial trade across human civilization means that "globalization" is hardly a recent phenomenon or trend. Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World History documents how the importance of trade has made it the catalyst for migration, exploration, cultural interchange, and unfortunately, conflict and war throughout history.

Author James M. Anderson describes the history of trade and traders' lives, examining how commerce had important consequences in various regions of the world and addressing a wide range of topics, such as fair trade, the World Trade Organization, and the role of trade in sparking world wars. The book's coverage ranges from the earliest times to the present day, and serves not only as an excellent general reference for history students and general readers, but also as valuable supplementary reading for those enrolled in courses in economics and business.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Early Trade before 1000 BCE.
2: The First Millennium BCE: The East.
3: The First Millennium BCE: The West.
4: Eastern Empires: Early CE.
5: The Roman Empire (44 BCE–476 CE).
6: Western Asia: Middle Ages.
7: Mongol and Ottoman Empires.
8: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
9: Medieval Europe.
10: Baltic Region.
11: Portuguese Empire.
12: Precolonial Africa.
13: Colonial and Modern Africa.
14: India.
15: Southeast Asia.
16: East India Companies.
17: China.
18: Japan.
19: Pre-Columbian Trade to 1500.
20: Post-Columbian South and North America.
21: Modern Trade: Globalization.
About the Author.