By Henriette De Bruyn Kops
This financial and social historical past assesses the impression of the coastal wine and brandy exchange at the early smooth French, Dutch, and Atlantic economies, and highlights the significance of interconnecting own networks of Dutch, Sephardic Jewish, and New Christian retailers.
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Vol. 2 [ XVIe et XVIIe siecles] (Bordeaux: 1892), 254. On 1 December 1635 Dutch merchant Guillaume van den Platen submitted this Arret du Conseil for registration with the Parlement de Bordeaux. For the invasion agreement of February 1635, see Israel, The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness and Fall, 1477–1806, 527. In 1656, the Dutch in Nantes buttressed their claim to equal rights to French merchants with this 1635 decree. 43 In addition to the military subsidies, the commercial leveling of the trading Àeld inside France must have served to sweeten the pill of the disruptions caused by intensiÀed Àghting in and off Flanders.
As Louis XIV was only 5 years old, his mother Anne of Austria, assisted 34 chapter one The renewal of the privileges of the bourgeois [ burghers/citizens] of Nantes in 1643 by the regents of the boy-king Louis XIV started a lengthy series of claims and counterclaims about the right of foreigners to conduct their affairs in the city, claims versus denial of French citizenship rights, and saw the introduction of a special tax on foreigners. 50 Because the Dutch relied on their contacts and contracts throughout the Loire river basin for their supply of Anjou wines, other upstream wines and brandies, a strict implementation of the citizenship rights would severely hamper their operations.
Lambert Doomer [1624-1700], drawing, 1646. © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 6 illustrations illustrations Fig. 5 De Dam. Lambert Doomer [1624-1700], A horse-drawn wine sled in front of Amsterdam’s Weigh House with the Old City Hall on the left drawing, 1645. © Collectie van Eeghen, Gemeentearchief Amsterdam 7 8 illustrations CHAPTER ONE THE DUTCH COMMUNITY IN NANTES The principal income of the county of Nantes are its wines and not through those who consume it locally but through those who send it to their foreign countries and primarily via the sea.