The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790

The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790


The service provider Republics analyzes the ways that 3 significant financial powerhouses - Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg - constructed twin identities as "communities of trade" and as republics over the process the lengthy eighteenth century (c. 1648-1790). as well as discussing the characteristics that made those 3 towns alike, this quantity additionally considers the very actual alterations that derived from their distinctive histories, political buildings, monetary fates, and cultural expectancies. whereas all valued either their republicanism and their service provider identities, each one awarded a distinct face to the area and every made the transition from an early sleek republic to a contemporary urban in a special demeanour.

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