Merchants (Other Keyword)

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The 16th Century Merchant Community of Santa Maria Acxotla, Puebla (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kenneth Hirth. Sarah Imfeld. Colin Hirth.

Although merchants were an important component of the prehispanic and post-conquest landscape, not much is known about the internal organization of merchant groups and the structure of their respective communities. This paper examines the size, composition, and internal organization of the small merchant community of Santa Maria Acxotla located in the Puebla-Tlaxcala basin of highland Mexico. Census data collected 39 years after the conquest suggests that specialized merchant communities...

Building the ‘City on a Hill’: Merchants and Their Houses in 17th-century England and America (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher N King.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Medieval to Modern Transitions and Historical Archaeology" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The merchant’s household was a vital nodal point in emergent global networks of commodities and cultural exchanges as both provider and consumer of exotic, luxurious and fashionable objects, and the early modern period witnessed profound changes in the role of domestic space in the construction of social networks,...

Nahua Merchants in a Tarascan World (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Helen Pollard.

A major enemy of the Aztecs during the Late Postclassic Period, the Tarascan State nevertheless exchanged key commodities within the Mesoamerican world by means of markets, local and long-distance traders, and gift exchange. Sixteenth century documents known since the 19th c have indicated that Nahua merchants exchanged goods with Purepecha merchants at major Tarascan fortified frontier settlements such as Taximaroa. However new research on recently translated documents and new archaeological...