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The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648 1790 Mary E Lindemann

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

Mary E Lindemann

Published December 11th 2014
ISBN : 9781107074439
Hardcover
374 pages
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The Merchant Republics analyzes the ways in which three major economic powerhouses Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg developed dual identities as communities of commerce and as republics over the course of the long eighteenth century (c. 1648 1790). InMoreThe Merchant Republics analyzes the ways in which three major economic powerhouses Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg developed dual identities as communities of commerce and as republics over the course of the long eighteenth century (c. 1648 1790). In addition to discussing the qualities that made these three cities alike, this volume also considers the very real differences that derived from their dissimilar histories, political structures, economic fates, and cultural expectations. While all valued both their republicanism and their merchant identities, each presented a different face to the world and each made the transition from an early modern republic to a modern city in a different manner.