By Francine McKenzie Lucia Coppolaro
This booklet explains the factors and results of the intersection of 2 transformative international forces - exchange and clash - on account that 1500. The 9 historic case stories - interspersed over 500 years and spanning the globe - make an immense old contribution to the iconic debate approximately no matter if alternate makes peace much more likely.
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But to be effective there had to be consistent compliance. As Cardoso explains, this was never achieved because Napoleon’s dominance did not include the seas. Napoleon’s decision to invade Portugal in 1807 further undermined his economic-military strategy. Not only did the Portuguese court flee to Brazil, but the move encouraged trade links with Britain. Cardoso credits British merchants with the ability to respond to adverse circumstances created by the blockade by seeking out new opportunities; he emphasizes the importance of their ‘spirit of enterprise, capacity for innovation’ as well as their ‘subtlety and agility’.
The principal source on which this chapter relies is the internal summary of daily court deliberations known as the Veritable Record. Every reign had its own, compiled after the death of the emperor on the basis of the court diary. The Veritable Record was vulnerable to retrospective political interpretation, as we shall see, but it is the closest we come to watching the administration of the realm unfold on a daily basis. Not a source on which earlier historians of the Portugal–China relationship have drawn, the Veritable Record of the Zhengde Emperor reveals policy debates on the Chinese side missing from the standard source, the dynastic history of the Ming, produced long after the dynasty had gone.
6. For example, Oneal and Russett (1997); and Oneal and Russett (1999). Pevehouse (2003), p. ’ 7. The literature on political science is nicely summarized in Barbieri and Levy (1999), pp. 463–4. 8. Angell (1910). 9. 41. 10. 471. , p. 474). 11. Hegre et al. 771. 12. 471–7. 13. 22. 14. 22. 15. Hegre et al. (2010) note the lopsided nature of academic study, although even when they take this into account they continue to find that trade has a pacifying effect. 16. 81–6. 17. 459. 18. 156–8.
A Global History of Trade and Conflict since 1500 by Francine McKenzie Lucia Coppolaro