A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World


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A Splendid Exchange tells the epic story of global commerce, from its prehistoric origins to the myriad crises confronting it today. It travels from the sugar rush that brought the British to Jamaica in the seventeenth century to our current debates over globalization, from the silk route between China and Rome in the second century to the rise and fall of the Portuguese monopoly in spices in the sixteenth. Throughout, William Bernstein examines how our age-old dependency on trade has contributed to our planet's ...

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Tom E

Jan 17, 2013

History of Trade

Great read with interesting bits of information within a broad outline of the development of trade an its effects upon the rise and fall of nations. There are some historical inaccuracies but this work is for people who have a general interest and serves that audience well.

The best one volume introduction to viewing history through trade.

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