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April 19, 2004

Capitalism in Amsterdam

It is possible the liberal terms offered to Parma to induce the surrender of towns in the southern provinces may have enabled citizens of those towns who were resolved not to return to their Spanish and Catholic allegiance to send or take with them other countries capital assets of substantial value.

So claims Violet Barbour in Capitalism in Amsterdam in the 17th Century (University of Michigan Press, 1966). This fifth sentence on the twenty-third page of the nearest book to hand comes to you courtesy of Blog Treatment and in the tradition of surrealist party games (via Argghhh!!!).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 19, 2004 09:14 AM

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