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- DescriptionEquipped with reliable maps and instruments for open-ocean navigation and highly seaworthy, three-masted, cann-armed ships, Portugal dominated the Atlantic trade routes-until the diffusion of Portuguese techlogies to wealthier polities made Holland the eventual successor, owing to its geographic position and its immense commercial fleet. It is precisely this interplay of techlogy and geography, argues Peter J. Hugill, that has guided the evolution of the modern global capitalistic system. Tracing the relationship between techlogy and ecomy over the past 550 years, Hugill finds that the nations that developed and marketed new techlogies best were the nations that rose to world power, while those that held onto outdated techlogies fell behind. Moreover, he argues, major changes in transportation and communication techlogies actually constituted the moments of transformation from one world ecomy to ather.
- Author BiographyPeter Hugill is professor of geography at Texas A & M University.
- Author(s)Peter J. Hugill
- PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
- Date of Publication01/03/1995
- Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohns Hopkins University Press
- Content Note75, 75 black & white illustrations
- Weight681 g
- Width175 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 17
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