Conflict And Co-operation - A History Of Trade

Episodes

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0101Cafe Talk2018010120200120 (BBC7)
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Economist and author, Paul Seabright, begins a series that explores our trading story, from the earliest exchange networks in child-care and food, right up to the modern day. He discusses the links between trade and war, the different phases of globalization, and how the history of trade features major setbacks as well as extraordinary progress.

In this opening episode, Paul visits the Café Bibent in Toulouse to talk about the city's connections with two key moments in the history of trade: Adam Smith and his great book The Wealth of Nations, and the outbreak of the First World War.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

Paul Seabright's exploration of our trading past: Adam Smith and World War I

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

Paul Seabright's exploration of our trading past: Adam Smith and World War I.

In this opening episode, Paul visits the Café Bibent in Toulouse to talk about the city's connections with two key moments in the history of trade: Adam Smith and his great book The Wealth of Nations, and the outbreak of the First World War.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Paul Seabright's exploration of our trading past: Adam Smith and World War I

Economist and author, Paul Seabright, begins a series that explores our trading story, from the earliest exchange networks in child-care and food, right up to the modern day. He discusses the links between trade and war, the different phases of globalisation, and how the history of trade features major setbacks as well as extraordinary progress.

In episode one, Paul visits the Café Bibent in Toulouse to talk about the city's connections with two key moments in the history of trade: Adam Smith and his great book The Wealth of Nations, and the outbreak of World War One.

Paul Seabright's exploration of our trading past: Adam Smith and World War I.

Paul Seabright begins a ten-part exploration of our trading past.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0102Early Exchanges2018010220200121 (BBC7)
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Paul Seabright examines how goods and services were exchanged in our earliest history.

He talks to the primatologist Sarah Hardy about hunter-gatherer child-care arrangements, and what they teach us about the willingness of human beings to trade. And in New Zealand, Paul meets the historian Kerry Howe to learn about the origins of early trade networks across the Pacific Ocean.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

Paul Seabright's exploration of our trading past: what human childcare teaches us.

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

Paul Seabright examines how goods and services were exchanged in our earliest history. He talks to the primatologist Sarah Hrdy about hunter-gatherer child-care arrangements, and what they teach us about the willingness of human beings to trade. And in New Zealand, Paul meets the historian Kerry Howe to learn about the origins of early trade networks across the Pacific Ocean.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Paul Seabright explores what human childcare teaches us about our willingness to trade.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0103Trade And War2018010320200122 (BBC7)
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Paul Seabright discusses the history of trade and violence.

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

To cut a deal or start a war? Paul Seabright discusses the history of trade and violence.

0104Distance Matters2018010420200123 (BBC7)
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Paul Seabright investigates what distance does to our willingness to trade.

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

0105Fair Exchange2018010520200124 (BBC7)
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Consumer protectors or greedy monopolists?

Paul Seabright is joined by Sheilagh Ogilvie, Professor of Economic History at Cambridge, to take a fresh look at what guilds really did for trade in medieval and early modern Europe, and lessons for trade today.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

Consumer protectors or greedy monopolists? Paul Seabright explores the role of the guilds.

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0106The Black Death2018010820200127 (BBC7)
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As it advanced across Europe in the mid-14th century, the Black Death wiped out as many as half of the communities it affected. And yet, in its wake, there was a major resurgence in European trade, with long-lasting effects. Why?

Paul Seabright explores the connections between trade and disease.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

Paul Seabright investigates the links between trade and disease.

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

As it advanced across Europe in the mid-14th century, the Black Death wiped out as many as half of the communities it affected. And yet, in its wake, there was a major resurgence in European trade, with long-lasting effects. Why? Paul Seabright explores the connections between trade and disease.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0107When Cultures Collide2018010920200128 (BBC7)
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When Captain Cook arrived in New Zealand waters in 1769, his sailors and the Maori who met them began to trade almost immediately. When two civilizations meet, trade has a major role to play - for good and for bad.

Paul Seabright investigates the cultural impact of trade. And, in a story from China, he hears how the social consequences of trade contacts made many centuries ago can still be seen today.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

When civilizations meet, trade has a major part to play. Paul Seabright investigates.

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

When Captain Cook arrived in New Zealand waters in 1769, his sailors and the Maori who met them began to trade almost immediately. When two civilisations meet, trade has a major role to play - for good and for bad. Paul Seabright investigates the cultural impact of trade. And, in a story from China, he hears how the social consequences of trade contacts made many centuries ago can still be seen today.

When civilisations meet, trade has a major part to play. Paul Seabright investigates.

When Captain Cook arrived in New Zealand waters in 1769, his sailors and the Maori who met them began to trade almost immediately. When two civilizations meet, trade has a major role to play - for good and for bad. Paul Seabright investigates the cultural impact of trade. And, in a story from China, he hears how the social consequences of trade contacts made many centuries ago can still be seen today.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0108The Box2018011020200129 (BBC7)
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If there's one innovation that deserves a chapter to itself in the modern history of trade, it's the shipping container.

Paul Seabright explores the story of the humble metal box, how it took years for it to become the shape it is today, and why it has had such an impact.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

Paul Seabright explains why the shipping container was such a revolutionary invention.

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

If there's one innovation that deserves a chapter to itself in the modern history of trade, it's the shipping container. Paul Seabright explores the story of the humble metal box, how it took years for it to become the shape it is today, and why it has had such an impact.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0109Slavery2018011120200130 (BBC7)
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The exchange of human beings for work or sex or other forms of enslavement has been a feature of human society throughout history.

Paul Seabright looks at the part slavery has played in the industrialisation of the western world, and in the lives of countless unsuspecting people who were captured and transported as a result of trading activity on the other side of the globe.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

Paul Seabright examines the role of slave labour in the expansion of global trade.

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

The exchange of human beings for work or sex or other forms of enslavement has been a feature of human society throughout history. Paul Seabright looks at the part slavery has played in the industrialization of the western world, and in the lives of countless unsuspecting people who were captured and transported as a result of trading activity on the other side of the globe.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0110Age Of Anxiety2018011220200131 (BBC7)
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The latest backlash against globalisation is nothing new.

Paul Seabright looks at how opening yourself up to trade with others not only creates opportunities, but can make you anxious about being dependent on the outside world.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.

Paul Seabright discusses why globalization makes people anxious about trade.

Paul Seabright explores the evolution of global trade in goods, people and ideas.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

The latest backlash against globalisation is nothing new. Paul Seabright looks at how opening yourself up to trade with others not only creates opportunities, but can make you anxious about being dependent on the outside world.

Paul Seabright discusses why globalisation makes people anxious about trade.

Paul Seabright discusses why globalization makes people anxious about trade.