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Did Vasco da Gama matter for European markets?

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This article explores the impact of the 'Voyages of Discovery'on European spice markets, asking whether the exploits of Vasco da Gama and others brought European and Asian spice markets closer together. To this end we compare trends in pepper and fine spice prices before and after 1503, the year when da Gama returned from his financially successful second voyage. Other authors have examined trends in nominal spice prices, but this article uses relative spice prices, that is, accounting for in...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
Economic History Review
Volume:
62
Issue:
3
Pages:
655-684
Publication date:
2009-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-0289
ISSN:
0013-0117
Source identifiers:
215348
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:215348
UUID:
uuid:cf902736-58ae-4cb0-a5c8-81b0ad56f13a
Local pid:
pubs:215348
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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