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Genoa: Colonizing and Colonized City? The Port City as a Pole of Attraction for Foreign Merchants (16th-18th centuries)

  • Luisa Piccinno
  • Andrea Zanini

As Michel Balard pointed out with reference to the late Middle Ages and to the relations between Genoa and overseas cities, “Genoa, a colonizer in the East, is colonized by the Orientals”. The aim of this work is to verify whether and to what extent this concept is applicable also to the modern age and whether it involved a wider geographic area than the one examined by this French historian. In particular we outline the features of the presence of foreign merchants in Genoa between the 16th and 18th centuries as a phenomenon complementary to the better known “diaspora” of Genoese businessmen.

  • Keywords:
  • economic history,
  • genoa,
  • international trade,
  • commercial networks,
  • 16th century,
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Luisa Piccinno

University of Genoa, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-5744-4225

Andrea Zanini

University of Genoa, Italy

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  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Pages: 281-296
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Genoa: Colonizing and Colonized City? The Port City as a Pole of Attraction for Foreign Merchants (16th-18th centuries)

Authors

Luisa Piccinno, Andrea Zanini

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-857-0.15

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2019

Copyright Information

© 2019 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY 4.0

Metadata License

CC0 1.0

Bibliographic Information

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

Metadata License

CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-856-3

ISBN Print

978-88-6453-856-3

eISBN (pdf)

978-88-6453-857-0

eISBN (xml)

978-88-9273-037-3

Series Title

Atti delle «Settimane di Studi» e altri Convegni

Series ISSN

2704-6354

Series E-ISSN

2704-5668

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