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Merchants and Revolution examines the activities of London’s merchant community during the early Stuart period. Proposing a new understanding of long-term commercial change.

Merchants and Revolution examines the activities of London’s merchant community during the early Stuart period.

A major reinterpretation of the transformation of English commerce in the century after 1550. Merchants and Revolution examines the activities of London’s merchant community during the early Stuart period. Proposing a new understanding of long-term commercial change, Robert Brenner explains the factors behind the opening of long-distance commerce to the south and east, describing how the great City merchants wielded power to exploit emerging business opportunities, and he profiles the new colonial traders, who became the chief architects of the Commonwealth’s dynamic commercial.

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Brenner, Robert (1993). Merchants and Revolution: Commercial Change, Political Conflict, and London's Overseas Traders, 1550-1653. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Brenner, Robert Paul (1970). Commercial change and political conflict : the merchant community in civil war London (P. Princeton University. Center for Social Theory and Comparative History (CSTCH) Home Page.

Brenner, Robert Merchants and Revolution: Commercial Change, Political Conflict, and London's Overseas Traders, 1550-1653. ISBN 13: 9781859843338.

Merchants and Revolution examines the activities of London's merchant community during the early Stuart period. Proposing a new understanding of long-term commercial change, Robert Brenner explains the factors behind the opening of long-distance commerce to the south and east, describing how the great City merchants wielded power to exploit emerging business opportunities, and he profiles the new colonial traders, who became the chief architects of the Commonwealth's dynamic commercial policy.

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Robert Brenner's book on English commercial groups and politics, 1550 to 1653, preceded by a. .The book has four parts, each one long enough to be a volume by itself

Robert Brenner's book on English commercial groups and politics, 1550 to 1653, preceded by a number of important articles by Brenner that only whetted our appetites, is now here. The book has four parts, each one long enough to be a volume by itself. Part one discusses three commercial groups prominent in various periods between 1550 and 1650. Proposing a new understanding of long-term commercial change, Robert Brenner explains the factors behind the opening of long-distance commerce to the south and east, describing how the great City merchants wielded power to exploit emerging business opportunities, and he profiles the new colonial traders, who became the chief architects of the Commonwealth’s dynamic commercial policy. Merchants and Revolutions : Commercial Change, Political Conflict, and London's Overseas Traders, 1550-1653.

In Merchants and Revolution Robert Brenner offers a socio-political account of the transformation of English commerce in the century after 1550 and a socio-economic explanation of the political activities and alignments of the London merchant community in the conflicts of the early Stuart period. In a major reinterpretation of long-term commercial change, he shows that new possibilities in the import trades - more so than problems in the traditional cloth trade - were behind the foundation of the long-distance commerce to the south and east. Brenner brings out, in turn, the way in which social groups of great City merchants wielded organizational and political power to exploit the emerging commercial opportunities. The very success of elite merchants in their recently established Levant-East India trades, he argues, opened the way for a whole new social group of entrepreneurial traders, recruited largely from outside the merchant community, to pioneer the development of the plantation trades in America, amassing riches and building their power in the process. Brenner demonstrates the enormous significance of merchant politics for national political development from 1621 to 1653, bringing out, in particular, the decisive roles played from 1640 by London's great company merchants in support of the crown and by the new colonial merchants, who were politically radical and militantly Puritan, in support of the parliamentary leadership. The new colonial merchants, Brenner shows, ultimately asumed great national influence with Cromwell's rise to power, becoming the chief architects of the Commonwealth's dynamic commercial policy.

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Best West
A documentary about 17th century English Parliament, aspiring merchants and the king's views. How they all clashed and tried to out-maneuver one another. How the East India Company, led by Maurice Thomson, was among the first to start African slavery. It also describes what led up to the execution of King Charles. It's all very political - describing much of the enterprises of the East India Company, the Dutch and the king's opinions.

My reason for purchasing the book was for genealogy purposes. Maurice Thomson and his brothers, George, William and Paul, came to America and, although Paul died young, the other brothers acquired land in Virginia. Upon becoming Sir William, an English title, he changed the spelling of his name to include the 'p.' Sir William was among those who propagated the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Eventually, the youngest brother, Major Robert, came to New England to take his brother's, Sir Wiiliam, place in teaching the Indians the gospel. A town in CT was named after Major Robert. However, all the brothers returned to England where they died.
Fountain_tenderness
This book is both exhaustive and, at times, exhausting. Brenner's thesis, encapulated in the lengthy postscript to the book, is that socio-political forces remain at the forefront of explanations of the English Civil War, despite the overthrowing of the older consensus that the Revolution represented the comprehensive destruction of feudal remnants by an increasingly confident, largely urban bourgegoisie. In this Brenner is at odds with revisionist historians like Conrad Russell and Mark Kishlansky, both of whom stress the exogenous character of factors like religion and war. Brenner painfully amasses evidence for the decisive role of what he calls the London colonial, inter-loping merchants, whose radical religious and commercial agendas were finally fully adopted in the establishment of the Commonwealth in opposition to the older London merchants elites ensconced first in the Merchant Adventurers and then in the East Indies Company. These latter had their power and prestige directly from the monarchy and thus represented a form of socio-political power that was anti-capitalist even if still bourgeois and based on mercantile trade. The battle between the Royalists and the Parliamentary forces represented divergent understandings of the place of the sovereign in a country whose principal subjects were increasingly coming under the sway of capitalist values, and whose ideas of absolute ownership of property, religion, political consensus and the proper use of foreign policy were repeatedly traduced by a monarchy who insisted on out-moded concepts of sovereignty.
White_Nigga
Beyond helpful for my work, it is a fascinating piece of work from a very different perspective. So glad to have gotten this book!
Goodman
I would add to C. Skala's excellent review more on the "exhaustive and exhausting" front. If you are looking for an overview of English mercantile and economic expansion you would be hard pressed to find a better source than this book. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get a grasp on English merchants and trade in the period for Brenner's exhaustive coverage of every major English commercial market. The organization of the work leaves much to be desired, however, in that its mostly chronological structure leaves your bouncing back and forth visiting the same merchants and markets again and again at slightly later points in time. Altogether it is a difficult but important book and, in my opinion, the best work on the subject.
Merchants and Revolution: Commercial Change, Political Conflict and London's Overseas Traders, 1550-1653 download epub
Humanities
Author: Robert Brenner
ISBN: 0521373190
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (March 11, 1993)
Pages: 754 pages