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dc.contributor.authorHALIKOWSKI SMITH, Stefanen
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-09T10:28:08Z
dc.date.available2006-06-09T10:28:08Z
dc.date.created2001en
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.identifier.citationFlorence : European University Institute, 2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/5828
dc.descriptionDefence date: 15 June 2001
dc.descriptionExamining Board: Prof. K.N. Chaudhuri (supervisor), formerly Vasco da Gama Chair & Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies London ; Prof. H. Van Der Wee, Prof. Emeritus Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ; Prof. D.S.A. Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History, Cambridge University ; Prof. D. Ramada Curto, Vasco da Gama Chair, E.U.I.
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dc.description.abstractThis thesis grows out of the Portuguese inruption on to the Eurasian spice trade at the very beginning of the sixteenth century with the inauguration of a dramatic oceanic route to the traditional areas of spice cultivation in the East, that is the Indian Malabar coast, Ceylon and the Moluccas in the Indonesian archipelago (Insulindia). If spices had never disappeared from European markets, it was the first direct and sustained commercial contact Europeans enjoyed with the Indian Ocean since the demise of the Red Sea fleets based at Myos-Hormos the Roman Emperor Augustus had used to exploit the luxury trades of the Indies from the latter half of the first century B.C. and that Pliny had once valued at 100 million sesterces a year; the few adventurous Venetian merchants that got so far during the pax mongolica of the fourteenth century brought back little in terms of marketable commodities but helped to keep alive the dim awareness of a bountiful land of milk and honey in the European collective memory.
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of History and Civilizationen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject.lcshSpice trade -- Portugal -- History -- 15th century
dc.subject.lcshSpice trade -- Portugal -- History -- 16th century
dc.titlePortugal and the European spice trade, 1480-1580en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.identifier.doi10.2870/92585
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