|Budget Amount *help
¥1,700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,700,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 1993 : ¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,200,000)
The purpose of this study is to locate the central market of Antwerp in the economic history of Europe, from the two points of view, (1) economic historical fluctuation of the markets, from Bruges, Antwerp to Amsterdam, and (2)a degree of economic unity of trans-continental trade of Europe.
I obtained the good results.
(1)The market of Antwerp had a "world" meaning as the core market, though it was in embryo, connecting a forming European "world economy" with Asian and American world. (Antwerp was the theater connecting the South German silvercopper trade with the Asian spice trade.)
(2)The role of this market was at the top of the European worldwide trade network among the markets (London, Cologne, Bordeaux, etc., ), and functioned on the basis of the borderless structure of European economy.
(3)The market of Antwerp as the commercial Metropolis ended with the disturbances and collapse of a unity of European economy especially during the Revolt of the Nether lands from the 1560s, and the 30 Years War.