Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese in Maritime Asia, c.1585 - 1800

Souza, George Bryan
Date published: 
January 2014

This collection of 13 essays covers a range of topics concerning Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese merchants, and commodities and commerce in maritime Asia in the early modern period from c. 1585-1800. Written by a leading authority on global maritime economic history and the history of European expansion, each essay addresses a topic of fundamental importance to those researching early modern maritime trade in Asia, its nexus with European expansion, and its place in Asian and Global history. The essays are based on exhaustive research and careful analysis of diverse sets of archival materials found around the globe.