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The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period (review)

The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the... Book Reviews This system was remarkably successful, guaranteeing a steady and rarely intercepted flow of bullion to Spain for almost two centuries. Another flaw is Karras's failure to grasp the nature of foreign trade with Spanish colonies in the Americas. His idea that the northern European colonists began to produce cash crops for exchange with Spanish colonies in order to obtain bullion is simply not true. The sugar, tobacco, coffee, and other crops cultivated in the English, French, and Dutch colonies were meant for the European markets, and only very small amounts ever ended up in Spanish America, whose settlers were mostly interested in textiles and metal goods. wim klooster Clark University The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period. By francesca trivellato. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2009. 488 pp. $50.00 (cloth). In the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century maritime trade between South Asia and western Europe, Indian diamonds occupied a substantial place among Indian exports--perhaps, Trivellato estimates (p. 237), as much as 14 percent of the legal imports to London, and more via other ports and illegal channels. Among imports to India from Europe, coral from the Mediterranean, much http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 22 (2) – Aug 3, 2011

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Book Reviews This system was remarkably successful, guaranteeing a steady and rarely intercepted flow of bullion to Spain for almost two centuries. Another flaw is Karras's failure to grasp the nature of foreign trade with Spanish colonies in the Americas. His idea that the northern European colonists began to produce cash crops for exchange with Spanish colonies in order to obtain bullion is simply not true. The sugar, tobacco, coffee, and other crops cultivated in the English, French, and Dutch colonies were meant for the European markets, and only very small amounts ever ended up in Spanish America, whose settlers were mostly interested in textiles and metal goods. wim klooster Clark University The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period. By francesca trivellato. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2009. 488 pp. $50.00 (cloth). In the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century maritime trade between South Asia and western Europe, Indian diamonds occupied a substantial place among Indian exports--perhaps, Trivellato estimates (p. 237), as much as 14 percent of the legal imports to London, and more via other ports and illegal channels. Among imports to India from Europe, coral from the Mediterranean, much

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 3, 2011

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