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Between empires [electronic resource] : Brazilian sugar in the early Atlantic economy, 1550-1630 / by Christopher Ebert.

By: Ebert, Christopher.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Atlantic world (Leiden, Netherlands): v. 16.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xii, 210 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9004167684 (hardback : alk. paper); 9789004167681 (hardback : alk. paper); 9789047442776 (electronic bk.); 9047442776 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sugar trade -- Brazil -- History -- 16th century | Sugar trade -- Brazil -- History -- 17th century | Sugar trade -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 16th century | Sugar trade -- Europe, Northern -- History -- 17th century | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports | Handel | Kooplieden | Brazili�e | Europa (geografie) | Zuckerhandel | Brasilien | NordwesteuropaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Between empires.DDC classification: 382/.4566410981 Other classification: 15.85 | 15.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Portuguese trade with northwestern Europe -- Sugar, institutions and politics -- Merchants and merchant networks -- The cost of shipping -- Transactions and risk management -- Illegal trade -- Supply, demand, prices and profitability -- Conclusion.
Summary: This study examines the wholesale trade in sugar from Brazil to markets in Europe. The author finds that, in spite of the political obstacles that existed during the years covered, the trade persisted because it was not subject to monopolies and was relatively lightly regulated and taxed.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-203) and index.

Introduction -- Portuguese trade with northwestern Europe -- Sugar, institutions and politics -- Merchants and merchant networks -- The cost of shipping -- Transactions and risk management -- Illegal trade -- Supply, demand, prices and profitability -- Conclusion.

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This study examines the wholesale trade in sugar from Brazil to markets in Europe. The author finds that, in spite of the political obstacles that existed during the years covered, the trade persisted because it was not subject to monopolies and was relatively lightly regulated and taxed.

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