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Vient de paraître : Maxine Berg (Dir.), Goods from the East, 1600-1800. Trading Eurasia, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

mercredi 15 juillet 2015, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret

Présentation éditeur :

« The imperative of the long-distance seaborne trade of Europeans, from the age of exploration, was to acquire the goods of the exotic East – the silks and porcelains and tea of China, the spices of the spice islands and the textiles of India. Goods from the East focuses on the trade in fine products : how they were made, marketed and distributed between Asia and Europe. This trade was conducted by East India Companies and many private traders, and the first Global Age that resulted deeply affected European consumption and manufacturing. This book provides a full comparative and connective study of Asia’s trade with a range of European countries. Its themes relate closely to issues of fine manufacturing and luxury goods in the current age of globalization. Goods from the East brings together established scholars, such as Jan de Vries, Om Prakash and Josh Gommans, and a new generation of researchers, who together look into the connections between European consumer cultures and Asian trade. »

Maxine Berg is Professor of History at the University of Warwick, UK, where she has taught since 1978. She is also a Fellow of the British Academy, Founder and Co-Director of the Global History and Culture Centre at Warwick, and was Senior Researcher for the European Research Council. Her recent books include Writing the History of the Global : Challenges for the Twenty-first Century (2013) and Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century Britain (2005).

Sommaire :

1. General Introduction and Section Introduction : Europe’s Trade with Asia ; Maxine Berg
2. Understanding Eurasian Trade in the Era of the Trading Companies ; Jan de Vries
Section Introduction : Objects of Encounter and Transfers of Knowledge ; Maxine Berg
3. Spirited Transactions : The Morals and Materialities of Trade Contacts between the Dutch, the British, and the Malays (1596-1619) ; Romain Bertrand
4. The Indigo Trade of the English East India Company in the Seventeenth Century : Challenges and Opportunities ; Ghulam Nadri
5. The Orient and the dawn of Western industrialization : Armenian calico printers from Constantinople in Marseilles (1669-1686) ; Olivier Raveux
6. Europe – China – Europe : The Transmission of the Craft of Painted Enamel in the 17th and 18th Centuries ; Xiaodong Xu
7. Patterns of Design in Qing-China and Britain during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century ; Dagmar Schäfer
8. Indian Weavers and East India Company Markets : Surat and Dhaka in the 1790s ; Maxine Berg
Section Introduction : Private Trade and Networks ; Chris Nierstrasz
9. The Eurasian Diamond Trade in the Eighteenth Century : a Balanced Model of Complementary Markets ; Tijl Vanneste
10. British Private Trade Networks and Metropolitan Connections in the Eighteenth Century ; Timothy Davies
11. Worlds Apart ? Merchants, Mariners, and the Organization of the Private Trade in Chinese Export Wares in Eighteenth-Century Europe ; Meike Fellinger
12. The Dutch and the English East India Company’s Trade in Indian Textiles in the Seventeenth and the Eighteenth Century : A Comparative View ; Om Prakash
Section Introduction : Consuming East and West ; Felicia Gottmann
13. Becoming Consumers : Asiatic Goods in Migrant and Native-born Middling Households in 18th Century Amsterdam ; Anne McCants
14.’Exotic’ Goods ? Far-Eastern Commodities for the French Market in India in the Eighteenth Century ; Kevin Le Doudic
15. Selling India and China in the Eighteenth-Century Paris ; Natacha Coquery
16. Textile Furies – the French State and the Retail and Consumption of Asian Cottons 1686-1759 ; Felicia Gottmann
Section Introduction : A Taste for Tea ; Hanna Hodacs
17. The Popularisation of Tea : East India Companies, Private Traders, Smugglers and the Consumption of Tea in Western Europe, 1700-1760 ; Chris Nierstraz
18. Chests, Tubs, and Lots of Tea - the European Market for Chinese Tea and the Swedish East India Company, c. 1730-1760 ; Hanna Hodacs and Leos Müller
19. A North Europe World of Tea : Scotland & the Tea Trade, ca. 1690- ca.1790 ; Andrew Mackillop
20. Arriving to a Set Table : The Integration of Hot Drinks in the Urban Consumer Culture of the Eighteenth-Century Southern Low Countries ; Bruno Blondé and Wouter Ryckbosch
21. For the Home and the Body : Dutch and Indian Ways of Early Modern Consumption ; Jos Gommans

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