Local and European wages in the Portuguese Indian Ocean 1500-1650: new sources and analytical tools

This project will address two different historiographical issues using so far untapped sources and providing tools to analyze them. These are global wage comparisons and the nature of labour relations in the early Luso-Indian Ocean world before the politico-military dominance was firmly established by the Europeans.

Research team: Pim de Zwart (WUR) (cood.), Paulo Teodoro de Matos (CIES-IUL/ISCTE-IUL), Jan Lucassen (IISH) and Hélder Carvalhal (CIDEUS/UÉvora).


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Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
External Partners
CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
International Institute of Social History
Wageningen University and Research
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