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The Resource London's triumph : merchant adventurers and the Tudor city, Stephen Alford

London's triumph : merchant adventurers and the Tudor city, Stephen Alford

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London's triumph : merchant adventurers and the Tudor city
Title
London's triumph
Title remainder
merchant adventurers and the Tudor city
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Alford
Title variation
Londons triumph
Title variation remainder
merchant adventurers and the Tudor city
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Life in Europe was fundamentally changed in the 16th century by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to Asia. To start with England was hardly involved and London remained a gloomy, introverted medieval city. But as the century progressed something extraordinary happened. Stephen Alford's evocative, original and fascinating new book uses the same skills that made his widely praised The Watchers so successful, bringing to life the network of merchants, visionaries, crooks and sailors who changed London forever. In a sudden explosion of energy English ships were suddenly found all over the world - trading with Russia and the Levant, exploring Virginia and the Arctic, and fanning out across the Indian Ocean. London's Triumph is above all about the people who made this possible - the families, the guild members, the money-men who were willing to risk huge sums and sometimes their own lives in pursuit of the rare, exotic and desirable. Their ambitions fuelled a new view of the world - initiating a long era of trade and empire, the consequences of which we still live with today
Summary
A chronicle of the dramatic growth of 16th-century London evaluates the influence of the discoveries of the New World and direct sea routes to Asia, examining how an ambitious surge in shipping and trade placed the country and its capital at the center of the world stage
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10611503
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alford, Stephen
Dewey number
382.0942109031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Company of Merchant Adventurers of England
  • Company of Merchant Adventurers of England
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
merchant adventurers and the Tudor city
Label
London's triumph : merchant adventurers and the Tudor city, Stephen Alford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Illustrations and maps on lining papers
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950416
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241003589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)987632339
Label
London's triumph : merchant adventurers and the Tudor city, Stephen Alford
Publication
Note
  • Illustrations and maps on lining papers
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950416
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241003589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)987632339

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