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From the Indian Ocean to the MediterraneanThe Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa$
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Sebouh DavidAslanian

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520266872

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520266872.001.0001

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The Julfan Trade Network I: The World of the Indian Ocean

The Julfan Trade Network I: The World of the Indian Ocean

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(p.44) 3 The Julfan Trade Network I: The World of the Indian Ocean
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From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean
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Sebouh David Aslanian

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520266872.003.0003

This chapter examines the expansion of the Julfan trade network in the Indian Ocean and the Julfan presence in Mughal India, Southeast Asia, and the little-studied Julfan community in Spanish-controlled Manila in the Philippines, which served as a gateway to sporadic Julfan relations with Acapulco and Mexico City in the New World. Julfan trade settlements originated in the seventeenth century, and thus can be directly traced to the founding of New Julfa in 1605. Others, however, were “relics” of the merchants of Old Julfa. Julfan merchants had settled in Bengal (the richest province of Mughal India) during the first half of the seventeenth century. This chapter also looks at the community of Julfan merchants in Tibet and China, as well as Armenian settlements in Burma.

Keywords:   Julfans, trade network, Indian Ocean, Mughal India, Southeast Asia, merchants, settlements, Philippines, Burma, China

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