Transatlantic Trade and Global Cultural Transfers Since 1492: More than Commodities

1st Edition

Martina Kaller, Frank Jacob

Routledge
Published August 21, 2019
Reference - 218 Pages
ISBN 9781138385153 - CAT# K398842
Series: Routledge Studies in Modern History

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Summary

Access to new plants and consumer goods such as sugar, tobacco, and chocolate from the beginning of the sixteenth century onwards would massively change the way people lived, especially in how and what they consumed. While global markets were consequently formed and provided access to these new commodities that increasingly became important in the ‘Old World’, especially with regard to the establishment early modern consumer societies. This book brings together specialists from a range of historical fields to analyse the establishment of these commodity chains from the Americas to Europe as well as their cultural implications.

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