Spain, China and Japan in Manila, 1571-1644 : local comparisons and global connections

Full title: Spain, China and Japan in Manila, 1571-1644 : local comparisons and global connections / Birgit Tremml-Werner.
Main author: Tremml, Birgit, (Author)
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Summary: "This book examines the connected histories of Spain, China and Japan as they emerged and developed following the foundation of Manila as capital of the Spanish Philippines in 1571. Cross-cultural encounters not only shaped Manila's development as a "Eurasian" port city, but also had profound political, economic, and social ramifications for the three pre-modern states involved. This becomes obvious when looking into the diverse nature of long-distance trade, including trans-Pacific silver-for-silks bargaining, direct Sino-Japanese exchange, and provisions trade. In order not to overlook the role of human beings involved in proto-global struggles for power and foreign trade control, this volume combines a systematic comparison with a focus on different actors and their agency. The author offers an example of empirical global history based on multilingual primary source research and a critical evaluation of different historiographical traditions. Integrating Manila into world history helps in revising many long held misconceptions by replacing them with a more balanced, multi-faceted view"--Back cover.
Language: English
Published: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2015]
Classmark: 959.9/1602
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Series: Emerging Asia ; 1.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-358) and index.
ISBN: 9789048526819
9048526817