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Author Baskes, Jeremy, 1961-

Title Staying afloat [electronic resource] : risk and uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic world trade, 1760-1820 / Jeremy Baskes.

Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiv, 393 p. : ill.
Series Social science history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : risk and uncertainty -- Staying informed : the risks of poor information in Atlantic world trade -- The institutions of trade and the reduction of market risk : the convoy system -- Comercio libre and the rise of commercial risk -- The rising demand for credit and the escalation of risk in the post-1778 era -- Trade in war and peace -- Underwriting risk : the structure and organization of insurance partnerships in late eighteenth-century Cadiz -- Insuring against risk : analysis of insurance policies and the perception of risk in Atlantic world trade -- War and commercial crisis : the profitability of the Cadiz insurance industry in the 1790s -- Conclusion : staying afloat.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Risk management -- Spain -- History.
Merchant marine -- Spain -- History.
Marine insurance -- Spain -- History.
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- History.
Spain -- Commerce -- America -- History.
America -- Commerce -- Spain -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780804785426 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804786355 (e-book)

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