Posts Tagged ‘City and Trade’
We’ve all seen that with the crisis, one of the sectors that has been affected has been small businesses, in some cities, merchants accuse politicians of worsening the situation with their performances. The relationship between the city and the trade is not trivial, in this and subsequent articles I will try that relationship.
In this first article and by way of introduction, I will analyze the historical relationship between trade and development of cities. It is not conceivable without business city in fact is that business which allows the birth, growth and survival of the city.
All cities, with the possible exception of Roman settlements were for military or cities like Brasilia or even the nearest Madrid, who were born with a vocation to concentrate the administration of an existing state, have emerged over trade.
• A crossroads, served as meeting point, and an exchange occurred, it resulted in a market that was settled and resulted in the birth of a city.
• A sheltered place on the coast, led to a port, that port generated an exchange of raw materials and goods, a market, which resulted in a city.
• A strategic settlement in which stood a castle, created at his feet a turnover of tithes and taxes to the Lord, which resulted in a market, who settled and created city.
• A religious order that was set at a crossroads, and created a market for their own subsistence and development.