Twilight of the Pepper Empire: Portuguese Trade in Southwest India in the Early Seventeenth Century

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1978.

Octavo (24 x 16 cm.), ix, 220, [2] pages. Harvard Historical Studies, volume XCV. First edition. A study of the Portuguese commercial empire in India during the Hapsburg years. It is "the first book to explain how and why the Portuguese were not able to modernize their trade system when faced with crisis conditions" (from the jacket copy). Fine, in publisher's black cloth, in a fine dust jacket.

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