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The Structure and Impact of Trans-Pacific Trade, 16th to 18th Centuries: The Manila Galleon Trade Beyond Silver and Silks

Project description

The informal trade network of the Manila Galleon

The Manila Galleons were trade ships that linked the Philippines and Mexico between the 16th and 18th centuries, then part of the Spanish dominions. Their role in trans-Pacific trade was instrumental as they carried silks, ceramics, spices and silver between Acapulco and Manila. However, our knowledge about the informal side of this trade is rather limited. The EU-funded TRANSPACIFIC project will focus on its impact on human-environment interaction. It will check contraband trading, as well as the diffusion of diseases, the role of technologies, the spread of knowledge, and the contacts between populations across the Pacific.

Host institution

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 2 218 622,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven

Beneficiaries (3)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 2 218 622,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Participation ended

Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Westösterreich Salzburg Salzburg und Umgebung
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 218 750,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent