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mercantilist model

  An approach to the study of urban systems devised by J.E. Vance Jr. (1970) to counter the dominance of central place theory. The key models\' key urban function is wholesaling and the system\'s development is founded on the articulation of long-distance trade, especially through gateway and primate cities. (RJJ)

Reference Vance, J.E. Jr. 1970: The merchant\'s world: the geography of wholesaling. Englewood Cliffs, NJ and London: Prentice-Hall.



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