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Tango0107 Apr 2018 12:35 p.m. PST

…. Shipping and Trade: British, Greek and American Merchants in Livorno

"The end of the eighteenth century was marked by the outbreak of the French and Napoleonic Wars waged across Europe and the Mediterranean. They ushered in a political and economic crisis that disrupted the established patterns of shipping and trade. The turbulence of war created a new equilibrium among existing players and new entrants, who competed over a share of the Mediterranean market. Based on archival material from the quarantine station of Livorno, one of the most significant Mediterranean entrepôts, the paper investigates the adaptation of traditional and ascending maritime powers to the upheaval and the economic crisis generated by the Napoleonic Wars. While British merchants and ship-owners searched for alternative, safer ports to relocate their trade, the newcomers – the Greeks and the Americans – profited from their neutrality and entered the Livornese market…."
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