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Astrakhan and Orenburg: Russia’s Asian Trade in the 17th and 18th Centuries  

Matthew Romaniello

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Aug 2020
Astrakhan and Orenburg were the Russian Empire’s two “official” entrances from Asia in the early modern era. Russia’s “Asia” was conceived broadly as the expanse of Eurasia from the Ottoman ... More

Indian Merchant Migration within the British Empire  

Alexander Persaud

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Aug 2020
Millions of Indians migrated internally within the British Empire during the 19th and 20th centuries. While some migrated as labor migrants, many others did so as merchants and other ... More

South Asia in the Great Divergence Debate  

Kaveh Yazdani

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Apr 2019
Since the seminal publication of Kenneth Pomeranz’s The Great Divergence (2000), there has been a continuing upsurge of writings on the possible reasons behind the rise of the West from a ... More

Trade in Gold and Silver: The Yokohama Specie Bank  

Michael Schiltz

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Jul 2020
Although the political and military aspects of Japanese imperialism have received ample attention from historians, other dimensions of the country’s expansionist experiment with total war ... More

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