International Trade and the Armenian Merchants in the Seventeenth Century
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International Trade and the Armenian Merchants in the Seventeenth Century

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by Vahan Baibourtian

This book examines the thriving trade relations of the Armenian merchants with numerous countries since the late Medieval Ages, focusing on the early modern period of that era.

The unique geographical location of Armenia between Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas, on the crossroads between the East and the West has predetermined, in a great degree, the character of the country's economic activity. Armenia's involvement in the international trade since the antique period of history was primarily stipulated by the factor. Armenia was serving as a transit trade juncture for exporting the good from the eastern countries, namely Iran, India, China and central Asia to the West.