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The Resource Staying afloat : risk and uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic world trade, 1760-1820, Jeremy Baskes

Staying afloat : risk and uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic world trade, 1760-1820, Jeremy Baskes

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Staying afloat : risk and uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic world trade, 1760-1820
Title
Staying afloat
Title remainder
risk and uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic world trade, 1760-1820
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Baskes
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Early modern, long-distance trade was fraught with risk and uncertainty, driving merchants to seek means to reduce them. In the traditional historiography on Spanish colonial trade, the role of risk is largely ignored. Instead, the guild (consulado) merchants are depicted as anti-competitive monopolists who manipulated markets and exploited colonial consumers. This book argues that much of the commercial behaviour interpreted by modern historians as predatory was instead designed to reduce the uncertainty and risk of Atlantic world trade
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1961-
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Baskes, Jeremy
Dewey number
382.0946/01821
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3685
LC item number
.B37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Social science history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • America
  • Risk management
  • Merchant marine
  • Marine insurance
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Spanish colonies
  • Commerce
  • Marine insurance
  • Merchant marine
  • Risk management
  • America
  • Spain
Label
Staying afloat : risk and uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic world trade, 1760-1820, Jeremy Baskes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : risk and uncertainty -- Staying informed : the risks of poor information in Atlantic world trade -- The institutions of trade and the reduction of market risk : the convoy system -- Comercio libre and the rise of commercial risk -- The rising demand for credit and the escalation of risk in the post-1778 era -- Trade in war and peace -- Underwriting risk : the structure and organization of insurance partnerships in late eighteenth-century Cadiz -- Insuring against risk : analysis of insurance policies and the perception of risk in Atlantic world trade -- War and commercial crisis : the profitability of the Cadiz insurance industry in the 1790s -- Conclusion : staying afloat
Control code
851431287
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804786355
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvqrn78p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851431287
Label
Staying afloat : risk and uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic world trade, 1760-1820, Jeremy Baskes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : risk and uncertainty -- Staying informed : the risks of poor information in Atlantic world trade -- The institutions of trade and the reduction of market risk : the convoy system -- Comercio libre and the rise of commercial risk -- The rising demand for credit and the escalation of risk in the post-1778 era -- Trade in war and peace -- Underwriting risk : the structure and organization of insurance partnerships in late eighteenth-century Cadiz -- Insuring against risk : analysis of insurance policies and the perception of risk in Atlantic world trade -- War and commercial crisis : the profitability of the Cadiz insurance industry in the 1790s -- Conclusion : staying afloat
Control code
851431287
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804786355
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvqrn78p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851431287

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