Trading with the Ottomans: The Levant Company in the Middle East by Despina Vlami
English | December 5th, 2014 | ASIN: B01NCII3JT | 304 Pages | AZW3/EPUB/MOBI | 11.12 MB
Arguably, trade is the engine of history, and the acceleration in what you mightcall ‘globalism’ from the beginning of the last millennium has been driven by communities interacting with each other through commerce and exchange. The Ottoman empire was a trading partner for the rest of the world, and therefore the key link between the west and the middle east in the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries. much academic attention has been given to the east india Company, but less well known is the Levant Company, which had the exclusive right to trade with the Ottoman empire from 1581 to 1825.