Re: Addendum to Mark Selden's post

Thu, 06 Mar 1997 09:15:05 +1100
Bruce R. McFarling (

Oh yeah. It also should be kept in mind that none of the evidence
of peninsular West Asian trade as a share of trans-Asian trade in a
particular period is in opposition to the 'Expansion of Europe from 1500
on' line; starting from such a small base, an expansion would have to be
going for quite a while (that is, centuries) before a dominant position
could be reached. What it changes is the interpretation of the
*significance* of the expansion of peninsular West Asian trade.


Bruce R. McFarling, Newcastle, NSW