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Swedish Trade and Shipping in the Mediterranean in the 18th Century

  • Leos Müller

This paper analyses the rise of Swedish trade and shipping in the Mediterranean in the eighteenth century. It focuses on three factors that shaped Sweden’s role in the area: foreign policy interest, foreign trade policy (mercantilism), and commodity demand and supply. The foreign policy interest is represented by attempts to build an alliance with the Ottoman Empire against Russia. An outcome of this was the short-lived Swedish Levant Company. The second factor relates to Sweden’s mercantilist policy in the Mediterranean, embodied in the Swedish Navigation Act, trade and peace treaties with the North-African states, and the consular services in southern Europe. Sea salt was in the core of this policy—a strategic commodity in northern Europe. Southern Europe, too, was important market for Swedish exports goods: iron, tar and pitch, and planks.

  • Keywords:
  • economic history,
  • sweden,
  • international trade,
  • commercial networks,
  • 18th century,
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Leos Müller

Stockholm University, Sweden - ORCID: 0000-0001-5779-7688

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  • Publication Year: 2019
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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Swedish Trade and Shipping in the Mediterranean in the 18th Century

Authors

Leos Müller

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-857-0.23

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2019

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© 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)

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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

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Atti delle «Settimane di Studi» e altri Convegni

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2704-6354

Series E-Issn

2704-5668

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