chapter  5
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Maritime Capitalism at High Tide: Trade and Investment under the Phoenicians 1500–500 BCE

The Phoenicians! Who has not heard of their sea-faring exploits; their fabled voyages to

Cornwall in search of tin; their swift, bronze-prowed ships that may have carried some of them to the New World? The Phoenician achievement was made possible by a constellation of economic and political factors that vindicate the theory that diversity rules.