Merchant Kings : When Companies Ruled the World, 1600–1900

Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World, 1600–1900

Stephen R. Bown
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Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world, as told by Steven Bown, .Canada's Simon Winchester. (Globe and Mail).

Through the Age of Heroic Commerce, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a rogue's gallery of larger-than-life merchant kings ruled vast tracts of the globe and expanded their far-flung monopolies to generate revenue for their shareholders, feather their own nests and satisfy their vanity and curiosity. Their exploits changed the world during an age of unfettered globalization, mirroring a world we know today.

Merchant Kings looks at each ruling monopoly through its greatest merchant king and considers their stories together for the first time.


 


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781553656494
Electronic book text
x  -  pp
Publication Date: 01/12/2009
BISAC Subject(s):: HIS051000-HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries,BUS077000-BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History,HIS037030-HISTORY / Modern / General 
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Description


Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world, as told by Steven Bown, .Canada's Simon Winchester. (Globe and Mail).

Through the Age of Heroic Commerce, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a rogue's gallery of larger-than-life merchant kings ruled vast tracts of the globe and expanded their far-flung monopolies to generate revenue for their shareholders, feather their own nests and satisfy their vanity and curiosity. Their exploits changed the world during an age of unfettered globalization, mirroring a world we know today.

Merchant Kings looks at each ruling monopoly through its greatest merchant king and considers their stories together for the first time.


 

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781553656494
Electronic book text
x  -  pp
Publication Date: 01/12/2009
BISAC Subject(s):: HIS051000-HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries,BUS077000-BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History,HIS037030-HISTORY / Modern / General 
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