versão impressa ISSN 0121-1617
BOHORQUEZ BARRERA, Jesús e PALACIO LEAL, Gabriel E.. The Social Worlds of Commerce and Consumption in the Sogamoso and Lebrija River Valleys: Merchants and Consumers in the Eighteenth Century. hist.crit. [online]. 2008, n.35, pp. 176-200. ISSN 0121-1617.
This article analyzes trade and consumption patterns in the Sogamoso and Lebrija river valleys. Following an introduction to the geography of the region, it examines the commercial networks established by some merchants. The article describes the relations between the mining and rural economies, the latter of which was important in generating a very strong wave of demand during the eighteenth century. The currency problem, and the way products circulated with or without it, is then discussed. The article concludes with a short description of the kinds of merchandise that were consumed in rural areas.
Palavras-chave : Commerce; consumption; merchants; economy; money; currency; eighteenth century; Lebrija River; Sogamoso River.