Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2013.
xiv, 393 pages : illustrations.
Social science history.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : risk and uncertainty Staying informed : the risks of poor information in Atlantic world trade The institutions of trade and the reduction of market risk : the convoy system Comercio libre and the rise of commercial risk The rising demand for credit and the escalation of risk in the post-1778 era Trade in war and peace Underwriting risk : the structure and organization of insurance partnerships in late eighteenth-century Cadiz Insuring against risk : analysis of insurance policies and the perception of risk in Atlantic world trade War and commercial crisis : the profitability of the Cadiz insurance industry in the 1790s Conclusion : staying afloat.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.