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Sebouh Aslanian’s Remarkable Reconstruction of an Early Modern Trade Network

By Martin W. Lewis | May 2, 2012 | One Comment

In the field of world history, the idea of the “trade diaspora” looms large. Before the development of modern transportation, communication, and finance, long-distance merchants not only had to develop skills in cross-cultural negotiation, but also had to establish the trust with one another that would allow them to move goods and money over vast distances. In the mercantile diaspora …

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