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Selected General Readings

  • Bentley, Jerry H., Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, The Cambridge World History, Volume VI: The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge, 2015) [D208.C19].
  • Berg, Maxine, et. al, Goods from the East: Trading Eurasia 1600-1800 (Palgrave, 2015 – ebook)
  • Braudel, Fernand, The Structures of Everyday Life (London, 1981). [D208.B7]
  • Curtin, Philip D., Cross-Cultural Trade in World History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) [HF352.C87].
  • Crosby, Alfred W., The Columbian exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (Westport, 2003) [E 98.D4 (1) or E 98.D4 (2)]
  • Farrington, Anthony, Trading Places: The East India Company and Asia 1600-1834 (London, 2002) [DS 465.F2]
  • Gerritsen, Anne, and Giorgio Riello, The Global Lives of Things (Routledge, 2016) [GN406.G56].
  • Haneda, Masashi, Asian Port Cities, 1600-1800, (2009), intro., and chap. 1. [DS33.7.A67]
  • Jackson, Anna, and Amin Jaffer (eds.), Encounters: The Meeting of Europe and Asia 1500-1800 (London, 2004) [NX628.E53].
  • Parthasarathi, Prasannan, Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600-1850 (Cambridge: 2002) [HC240 .P2485].
  • Pomeranz, Kenneth, The Great Divergence: Europe, China, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (Princeton, 2000) [HK 205.P6].
  • Tracy, James D. (ed.), The Political Economy of Merchant Empires (Cambridge, 1991) [HF1379.P653].
  • Tracy, James D. (ed.), The Rise of Merchant Empires: Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1350-1750 (Cambridge, 1991) [HF1379.R57].


A History of the World in 100 Objects - BBC

Atlas of Mutual Heritage

East India Company

Early Americas Digital Archive

Empire Online

Global Commodities

Global History Source Book - Fordham University

John Carter Brown Library

Slave Voyages

South Seas: Voyaging and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Pacific