Merchants and Revolution: Commercial Change, Political Conflict, and London's Overseas Traders, 1550-1653
Merchants and Revolution examines the activities of London’s merchant community during the early Stuart period. Proposing a new understanding of long-term commercial change, Robert Brenner explains the factors behind the opening of long-distance commerce to the south and east, describing how the great City merchants wielded power to exploit emerging business opportunities, and he profiles the new colonial traders, who became the chief architects of the Commonwealth’s dynamic commercial policy.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
and the Redistribution of Wealth and Power 15501640
Other editions - View all
active Alderman alliance Andrews appears appointed army Bermuda called century Charles church citizens City City's classes close cloth colonial commercial committee Commons Commonwealth company merchants company's connections constitutional continued council course court Crown customs demand direct Dutch earl early East India Company England English especially established exports fact forces further George hand House important included increased Indies initiatives interests Island Italy James John king landed largely late later leaders leadership leading Levant Company London Lord major Maurice Thomson Merchant Adventurers militia ministers movement new-merchant noted officers opposition organization overseas Parliament parliamentary period Peter petition political independents political presbyterians Port position privileges proposal Protestant Puritan radical reform refused religious represented result Richard Robert royal Samuel secure settlement ship social Spain Thomas Thomson tobacco trade Virginia West William
All Book Search results »