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The free port of Livorno and the transformation of the Mediterranean world, 1574-1790

Author: Corey Tazzara
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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In early modern Europe, free ports were places where merchants of any nation, religion, or ethnicity could trade on equal terms; and where there were no import and export taxes. This work shows how free trade emerged from the interstices of European commercial institutions by examining the history of the free port of Livorno.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Corey Tazzara
ISBN: 9780192509239 0192509233
OCLC Number: 1006380943
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Contents: ""Cover""; ""The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World, 1574â#x80;#x93;1790""; ""Copyright""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Tables""; ""List of Abbreviations""; ""Terminology and Units of Measurement""; ""TERMINOLOGY AND TRANSLATION""; ""MONETARY UNITS""; ""WEIGHTS AND MEASURES""; ""CALENDAR""; ""Introduction""; ""FREE PORTS IN THE CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN""; ""PEOPLE AND COMMODITIES IN EARLY MODERN TRADE""; ""FROM REASON OF STATE TO A SCIENCE OF COMMERCE""; ""PLAN OF THE BOOK"" ""1: Livorno and Political Economy in the Late Renaissance""""THE QUICKENING OF MEDICI POLITICAL ECONOMY""; ""LATE RENAISSANCE ECONOMIC THOUGHT""; ""THE PRIVILEGES OF LIVORNO""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""2: Insecurity and Opportunity in the Middle Sea""; ""AN EXPANDING PORT IN A TIME OF CRISIS""; ""PAPER PROMISES""; ""NEGOTIATING TRADE AND SETTLEMENT""; ""THE AGE OF EXPERIMENTATION""; ""THE WAREHOUSE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""3: Institutions, Information, and the Invention of Free Trade""; ""THE FREE PORT AS A WORK IN PROGRESS""; ""MAKING POLICY BY SUPPLICATION"" ""INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC THOUGHT""""CONCLUSION""; ""4: Governance and Tax Collection in a Free Port""; ""SMALL BUREAUCRACY, BIG PORTFOLIO""; ""PAPERWORK AND CHECKPOINTS""; ""FRAUD, COLLUSION, AND MARKET NORMS""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""5: Disembedding the Marketplace""; ""OLD AMBITIONS AND NEW METHODS""; ""THE ABOLITION OF TARIFFS""; ""MERCHANT EXPERTISE AND STATE INSTITUTIONS""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""6: Brokering Trade in the Central Mediterranean""; ""MEDITERRANEAN COMMERCE IN A GLOBAL AGE""; ""THE REORGANIZATION OF LONG-DISTANCE TRADE""; ""REGIONAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN LAND AND SEA"" ""LIVORNO AND ITS HINTERLANDS""""THE LIMITS OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""7: Livorno and the Science of Commerce in Enlightenment Tuscany""; ""THE COUNCIL OF COMMERCE AND THE CRISIS OF REPRESENTATION""; ""THE SYSTEM OF LIVORNO""; ""THE PRIVILEGES OF LIVORNO IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENED REFORM""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""8: Free Trade before Liberalism""; ""THE SPREAD OF FREE PORTS""; ""A COMPLEX INSTITUTION""; ""ECONOMIC CHANGE IN THE ITALIAN MEDITERRANEAN""; ""REFLECTING ON THE FREE PORT""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""Conclusion: Expertise, Rent-Seeking, and the Origins of Political Economy""
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Elegantly written... this study offers a welcome interpretation on premodern Italian trade. * Celine Dauverd, Journal of Modern History *

 
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