A Grand Society of Merchants
Meet a spy responsible for breaking the Arab monopoly on the spice trade, an unsuccessful businessman who created a mini-empire in Southeast Asia, a captain who disobeyed orders only to run his ship
aground on reefs, royals who so loved porcelain from the East that they had rooms lined with it, countries that fought each other just to get control of trade routes. Home to the Dutch East India Company was a relatively small tract of land in Europe, but on the world
stage, it matched any power-regardless of size. Find out how and why in this fascinating issue that will send you searching for even more information!
Paperback 52 pgs. Full Color
Suggested for ages: 9-14
Product Code: CAL1004