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North Italian Ports and the Levant in the 16th and 17th Centuries

  • Renato Ghezzi

The chapter analyzes, from a diachronic perspective, the role of trade with the Levant in the port industries of Genoa, Livorno, and Venice in the 16th and 17th centuries. An historical period in which the international trade system underwent substantial changes. From the expansion of the Atlantic routes to the official claim by the United Provinces and English, to the Italian Mariner crisis and the gradual advance of Nordic fleets along the Western Mediterranean routes. The Atlantic ships had an increasing influence on Genoa’s port industry. It was, however, Livorno who gained the most advantage from the presence of Dutch and English merchant ships along routes which met at Alexandretta in San Giovanni of Acre, at Constantinople, and most of all, at Smyrna.

  • Keywords:
  • economic history,
  • levant,
  • international trade,
  • commercial networks,
  • 16th century,
  • 17th century,
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Renato Ghezzi

University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0249-1128

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  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Pages: 485-505
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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

North Italian Ports and the Levant in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Authors

Renato Ghezzi

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-857-0.25

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2019

Copyright Information

© 2019 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Table of Contents

Book Title

Reti marittime come fattori dell’integrazione europea / Maritime Networks as a Factor in European Integration

Editors

Giampiero Nigro

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

592

Publication Year

2019

Copyright Information

© 2019 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-856-3

ISBN Print

978-88-6453-856-3

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978-88-6453-857-0

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978-88-9273-037-3

Series Title

Atti delle «Settimane di Studi» e altri Convegni

Series Issn ISSN

2704-6354

Series E-Issn

2704-5668

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