sh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Swedish East India trade and international markets: Re-exports of teas, 1731-1813
Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
2003 (English)In: Scandinavian Economic History Review, ISSN 0358-5522, E-ISSN 1750-2837, Vol. 51, no 3, 28-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish East India Company (SEIC) has been traditionally seen as nothing but a peculiar and exotic adventure in Sweden's eighteenth-century history. Hence, only limited attention has been paid to the SEIC's international role, its relationship with other chartered companies, and to the development of international markets for colonial goods. The paper focuses on this unexplored chapter in the company's history. More specifically, it looks into the SEIC's re-exports of Chinese commodities to Western European markets. Although the Swedish operation was limited compared to that of the other East India companies, the SEIC was an important tea trader on the world markets. The major part of the tea imports was re-exported through merchant networks to other European countries, especially to the Austrian Netherlands and Holland. Through illicit trade, part of the SEIC's tea went to Great Britain. The paper shows in detail how the transactions between Gothenburg, Ostend, Gent and Antwerp were organized. The examples are mainly drawn from the business correspondence of the Flemish merchants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 51, no 3, 28-44 p.
Keyword [en]
colonialism, economic history, international trade, tea, Eurasia, Europe, Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Sweden
National Category
Economic History
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23172DOI: 10.1080/03585522.2003.10414232Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-16544372412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-23172DiVA: diva2:714396
Available from: 2014-04-28 Created: 2014-04-16 Last updated: 2014-04-28Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Müller, Leos
By organisation
Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS)
In the same journal
Scandinavian Economic History Review
Economic History

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 71 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf