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Trade territory
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1. Introduction

1.1. Europe in the early modern period

At the dawn of the early modern period, Europe was not an integrated trade territory. Several regions of commercial interaction can be identified within it, differing markedly in population density, degree of urbanization, and intensity of processes of economic exchange. Because of the technical and political difficulties involved in overland transportation (road conditions, customs barriers; Customs duties), spheres of inten…

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Häberlein, Mark, Klooster, Willem and Beck, Thomas, “Trade territory”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020632>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831

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