The Wreck of the Galleon San Agustín. A Case Study in Economics, Exploration, and European Development of the Pacific Rim
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SpringerBriefs in Archaeology
The ambitious expansion of Spain’s empire to the Far East in the sixteenth century to capitalize on the riches of the spice trade was the impetus behind astonishing sea voyages from South America and Mexico across the Pacific to the Philippines. The Manila Galleon trade is best understood in the context of a nascent global economy and global trade. Routes in the China Sea that had existed for centuries were linked to routes pioneered or commandeered by Iberians. The flow of silver and gold to Asia and of goods in return to the Americas and ultimately to Europe were the foundation of the modern world system. This chapter examines the economic networks that evolved during the first two hundred years of the Manilla trade, its impact on economic systems, and the role the trade played in colonial administration on multiple continents.
California, Cermeño, Drakes Bay, Manila galleon, Point Reyes, Porcelain, San Agustin, Shipwreck, Survivors, Trade
Marco Meniketti. "The Wreck of the Galleon San Agustín. A Case Study in Economics, Exploration, and European Development of the Pacific Rim" SpringerBriefs in Archaeology (2021): 53-63. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71524-3_6