Merchant Kings

Merchant Kings

When Companies Ruled the World, 1600-1900

eBook - 2009
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Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world, as told by ?CanadaOCOs Simon WinchesterOCO (Globe and Mail).
Through the Age of Heroic Commerce, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a rogueOCOs 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:
Jan Pieterszoon Coen of the Dutch East India Company
Pieter Stuyvesant of the Dutch West India Company
Robert Clive of the English East India Company
Alexandr Baranov of the Russian-American Company
George Simpson of the HudsonOCOs Bay Company
Cecil John Rhodes of the British South Africa Company
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : Douglas & McIntyre, c2009 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Gibson Library Connections, 2010)
ISBN: 9781553656494
1553656490
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 electronic text (314 p. : maps)) :,digital file
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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