Pieter C. Emmer, Ph.D. (1974), University of Amsterdam, is professor in the History of the Expansion of Europe at the University of Leiden. He has published extensively on migration and on the Dutch slave trade, including Dutch in the Atlantic Economy, 1580-1880 (Aldershot, 1998) and De Nederlandse slavenhandel, 1500-1850 (Amsterdam, 2000).
Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau, Ph.D. (1994), University of Rennes, is a professor in modern and contemporary history at the University of Lorient (France) and a fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. He has published ten books since 1995 mainly devoted to the history of Nantes, of the French maritime economy, of the colonial expansion of Europe and of the slave trades. His most recent work is the critically acclaimed Les traites négrières: Essai d’Histoire Globale (2004), which has received the Prix de l’Académie Française and the Prix du Sénat.
Jessica V. Roitman is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of European Expansion at the University of Leiden. Her work focuses on Sephardic trade networks in the Portuguese and Dutch Atlantic. She has forthcoming publications in Migration, Integration, Minorities, a European Encyclopaedia to be published by Cambridge University Press and the Portuguese Studies Review.
This collection should appeal to historians and economists interested in early modern trade and economic and expansion history in general. In addition, those interested in European and World History, as well as the "Rise of the West."
Table of contents
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Colonial Trade and the European Economy, P.C. Emmer, O. Pétré-Grenouilleau & J.V. Roitman
PART I. GLOBAL APPROACHES
Colonial Trade: A Trump Among Others
1. A Critical Review of a Tradition of Meta-Narratives from Adam Smith to Karl Pomeranz, P. O’Brien
2. Trumps, No Trumps, a Handful of Trumps: A New Dealing of Cards, M. Morineau
From Quantitative to Dynamic Approaches?
3. Colonial and European Domestic Trade: A Statistical Perspective Over Time, B. Etemad
4. From One International Trade to Another: Changes in European Trade in the Nineteenth Century, P. Verley
5. Intra-European Coastal Shipping from 1400 to 1900: A Forgotten Sector of Development, G. Le Bouëdec
PART II. REGIONAL AND NATIONAL APPROACHES
The First Players in the Colonial Adventure: Portugal, Spain, and the Netherlands
6. Colonial Trade and Development: The Spanish Case in the Eighteenth Century, M. Bustos Rodríguez
7. Portugal’s Overseas Trade During the Eighteenth Century: A Historiographical Survey, H. Pietschmann & N. Wiecker
8. The Dutch and the Atlantic Challenge, 1600–1800, P. C. Emmer
The Big Two: France and the United Kingdom
9. Britain’s Exports and Their Markets, 1701–1913, F. Crouzet
10. Do Frontiers Give or do Frontiers Take? The Case of Intercontinental Trade in France at the End of the Eighteenth Century, G. Daudin
11. Colonial Trade and Economic Development in France, Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries, O. Pétré-Grenouilleau
The Baltic Region or the Curious Virtues of the So-Called Unequal Exchange
12. The North: A Stake in the European Economy, P. Pourchasse
13. Denmark-Norway, Africa, and the Caribbean, 1660–1917: Modernisation Financed by Slaves and Sugar?, D. H. Andersen
14. Great Power Constraints and the Growth of the Commercial Sector: The Case of Sweden, 1600–1800, L. Müller