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dc.contributor.advisorMurdoch, Steve
dc.contributor.authorMcLoughlin, Claire
dc.coverage.spatial264 p.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-13T16:59:26Z
dc.date.available2014-03-13T16:59:26Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/4525
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyses the commercial relations between Scotland and the geo-political area known as the Iberian world in the early modern period. Despite being geographically one of the largest areas of Europe, as well as arguably the politically most weighty, there has, until this thesis, been no scholarly research on Scottish trade relations with this area. Though the archives suggest regular and sustained contact, very little is known about Scottish-Iberian connections beyond the overtly political. When compared to northern Europe the region of Iberia and its dominions differed significantly, not only due to a different branch of Christianity being practised there but also due to the influence of the Habsburg empire and the power it was perceived to give the Spanish Habsburgs. Looking predominantly at Scottish commercial contacts with Spain, the Spanish Netherlands and Portugal, this project considers a number of angles such as England’s impact on Scottish commercial relations with Iberia. For example, very little would be known about Scottish commercial relations with Iberia in the late-sixteenth century if it were not for the Anglo-Spanish war of that period. The central role of conflict in Scottish-Iberian relations continues into the seventeenth century, with the Cromwellian/Stuart struggles with the Dutch Republic and later disputes between the new state of Great Britain and Habsburg Spain all affecting trade. This thesis demonstrates the important role of triangular and entrepôt trade, which was popular with Scottish merchants who wished to obtain Iberian goods without the risks of sailing into North African corsair territory. Scots did not merely pick up Iberian goods from the entrepôt markets of London and the Dutch Republic they also organised trade to Iberia and its dominions via other Scots, providing evidence of a complex trade network. Further, this thesis has sought to ascertain that, despite the lack of a large Scottish community such as those seen in Poland-Lithuania and Scandinavia, Scottish commercial relations with Iberia were valuable both to the Scottish economy and its merchants. This thesis which continues the work of the Scotland and the Wider World Project, addresses a lack of scholarly work regarding Scottish commercial connections with this key geo-political area.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectSpainen_US
dc.subjectPortugalen_US
dc.subjectCadizen_US
dc.subjectBarcelonaen_US
dc.subjectBilbaoen_US
dc.subjectLisbonen_US
dc.subjectWineen_US
dc.subjectSalten_US
dc.subjectOrangesen_US
dc.subjectLemonsen_US
dc.subjectOstenden_US
dc.subjectBrugesen_US
dc.subjectWoolen_US
dc.subjectSevilleen_US
dc.subjectMadriden_US
dc.subject.lccHF3528.I3M6
dc.subject.lcshScotland--Commerce--Iberian Peninsula--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshScotland--Commerce--Netherlands--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshIberian Peninsula--Commerce--Scotland--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshNetherlands--Commerce--Scotland--Historyen_US
dc.titleScottish commercial contacts with the Iberian world, 1581-1730en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)en_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US


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