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London The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1689

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ISBN-10: 022608065X

ISBN-13: 9780226080659

Edition: 2013

Authors: Robert K. Batchelor

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If one had looked for a potential global city in Europe in the 1540s, the most likely candidate would have been Antwerp, which had emerged as the center of the German and Spanish silver exchange as well as the Portuguese spice and Spanish sugar trades. It almost certainly would not have been London, an unassuming hub of the wool and cloth trade with a population of around 75,000, still trying to recover from the onslaught of the Black Plague. But by 1700 London’s population had reached a staggering 575,000—and it had developed its first global corporations, as well as relationships with non-European societies outside the Mediterranean. What happened in the span of a century and half? And…    
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/6/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 0.64" wide x 0.93" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Robert K. Batchelor is associate professor of modern British history at Georgia Southern University. He lives in Savannah, GA.