The merchant republics

Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648–1790

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Abstract

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). 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages356
ISBN (Print)9781139696852, 9781107074439
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Antwerp
Amsterdam
Merchants
Hamburg
Economics
Commerce
Republicanism
Fate
Political Structure
Modern Cities
History

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The merchant republics : Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648–1790. / Lindemann, Mary.

Cambridge University Press, 2014. 356 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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