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Title:Notes on the Portuguese Cloth Trade in West Africa, 1480-1540
Author:Vogt, John L.
Year:1975
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:8
Issue:4
Pages:623-651
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:international trade
history
1400-1499
1500-1599
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/216699
Abstract:Between 1480 and 1540 Portugal reigned as the undisputed economic mistress of West Africa's coastal trade, maintaining a string of royal trading stations at strategic sites from Morocco to the Guinea gulf. The two most essential products of trade were copper and cloth. The article analyses in detail the sources and markets of the cloth trade conducted with West Africa. Map, notes, table.
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