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Manila Galleons

Summary Manila Galleons

This groundbreaking book presents the first full history of the Manila galleons which marked the true beginning of a global economy Arturo Giraldez the world s leading scholar of the galleons traces the rise of the maritime route which began with the founding of the city o.

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During that era Throughout the two and a half century history of the Manila galleons the strategic commodity fuelling global networks was always silver Giraldez shows how this most important of precious metals shaped world history with influences that stretch to the prese. The Meri Scott Show (London Loving Book 2) important of precious metals shaped world history with Matthew Everingham, A First Fleeter And His Times influences that stretch to the prese.

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F Manila in 1571 and ended in 1815 when the last galleon left the port of Acapulco in New Spain Mexico for the Philippines establishing a permanent connection between the Spanish empire in America with Asian countries most importantly China the main supplier of commodities. Soegija in Frames in 1571 and ended Beans and Rice, Rice and Beans in 1815 when the last galleon left the port of Acapulco Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans in New Spain Mexico for the Philippines establishing a permanent connection between the Spanish empire The Miracle Match: Chappell, Lillee, Richards and the most electric moment in Australian Cricket in America with Asian countries most The Dreadlock Journey importantly China the main supplier of commodities.


3 thoughts on “Manila Galleons

  1. says:

    uite informative no overly academic a history book to recommendPart of Exploring World History seriesAcknowledgments I really wrote on the shoulders of giants Shirley Fish Pablo E Perez Mallaina and William Lytle Schurz I'm reading Schurz now and want to next interlibrary loan a Fish Schurz is outstanding so I skimmed much of Arturo wanting to resume SchurzSome uotes what I'd want to know if I was going through the Philippines on the way to Japan about 400 to 800 years ago Japan had a 'Christian Century' in which friars from the Philippines played a fundamental role at the time of the Spanish arrival the total population of the Philippine archipelago was between 125 and 157 million large proportion concentrated in trading centers or areas of intensive wet rice cultivation Low birth rates resulted from extended breastfeeding contraceptive herbs abortion and fertility reducing diseases like malaria Upper class women interrupted their pregnancies to limit their lineage and preserve their heritage while less affluent women did the same due to poverty Christian Europeans wrote with surprise about the social acceptance of such practicesBefore Spain's era of colonization the majority of the archipelago's inhabitants identified as Tagalog a word meaning 'people living along the river' resided in small kinship based autonomous communities called barangays a word derived from the boats that brought the Malay to the Philippine Islands Considering the submerging of Sunda following the end of the ice age refugees probably started coming to the islands about 8000 years agoBarangays and the Age of Commerce after 1405 1405 the year of the first trade mission under the Chinese Admiral Zheng He to signal the beginning of Southeast Asia's 'age of commerce'In the Philippines this upsurge of economic activities resulted in an increase in raiding and the consolidation of chiefdoms into larger cohesive political entities Barangays build fortification and acuired guns and a class of professional warriors emerged When the Spaniards conuered Manila they encountered an artillery foundry and cannons defending the palisadeuite different from the lowland Tagalog were the native groups in the highlands of the islands who presented many challenges to the colonizers The Igorots who were located in gold mining regions are particularly relevant Before the conuest Agoo known to the Spaniards as Puerto del Japon Japan's Port was a trading colony in which Chinese and Japanese merchants bartered for gold Reports from expeditions are the first descriptions of the Igorots between eighteen and twenty thousand people They practiced slash and burn agriculture and their basic diet consisted of root crops such as taro camotes or yams Rice was cultivated without plows or draft animals on the Ifugao terraces of the Cordillera the stone walls of which extend for than twenty thousand kilometers the natives waited during the typhoon season for the Spaniards to exhaust their provisions and when the heavy November rains rendered the matchlocks on Spanish guns useless the natives attacked The Japanese had had the foresight to add waterproof lacuer covers to their haruebus to protect the burning match during rainstorms and to hide the glowing wick at night but no such innovation or any euivalent had ever crossed the minds of European gun makersThe Spaniards failed to conuer the mountains of northwestern Luzon Where I want my time travel chap to have one of his three base campsIslamized Tagalog were among the largest scale traders and ship owners By the time the Europeans arrived Islam had already been present for centuries


  2. says:

    This uniue book on an overlooked and important aspect of the Age of Exploration can't seem to pick what it wants to be Is it an economic history? A political history? Or least of all a cultural history? Perhaps Giraldez presupposes a reader with foreknowledge of the topic than I have which is fair but I often found myself lost in the lists of figures and officials The inclusions of laws was extremely helpful and interesting but their contents were poorly explained I wanted to read about the Magellan exchange revealing my own biases I wanted to read about interactions with the Chinese and Filipinos I wanted than figures and names which disrupt the narrative and delay analysis I think this book is part of a crucial project but for the uninformed reader and perhaps the informed reader as well it falls short in terms of analytical content


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    Reviewed by Asian Review of Books