Between Crown and Commerce: Marseille and the Early Modern by Junko Thérèse Takeda

By Junko Thérèse Takeda

among Crown and trade examines the connection among French royal statecraft, mercantilism, and civic republicanism within the context of the globalizing economic climate of the early sleek Mediterranean global. this is often the tale of the way the French Crown and native associations accommodated each other as they sought to forge appropriate political and advertisement relationships with each other for the typical target of financial prosperity. Junko Thérèse Takeda tells this story during the specific event of Marseille, a port the monarchy observed as key to advertisement growth within the Mediterranean.At first, Marseille's advertisement and political elites have been strongly against the Crown's encroaching impact. instead of push aside their matters, the monarchy cleverly co-opted their civic traditions, practices, and associations to persuade the city's elite in their very important function in Levantine trade. leader between such traditions have been neighborhood rules of citizenship and civic advantage. because the city's stature during the Mediterranean grew, despite the fact that, so too did the hazards of business growth as exemplified by way of the coming of the bubonic plague. Marseille's electorate reevaluated citizenship and service provider advantage in the course of the epidemic, whereas the French monarchy's use of the concern as a chance to extra expand its energy reanimated republican vocabulary.Between Crown and trade deftly combines a political and highbrow historical past of state-building, mercantilism, and republicanism with a cultural background of scientific concern. In doing so, the ebook highlights the conjoined background of extensive transnational strategies and native political change.

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