The free port of Livorno and the transformation of the Mediterranean world, 1574-1790 (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The free port of Livorno and the transformation of the Mediterranean world, 1574-1790

Author: Corey Tazzara
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 book shows how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Corey Tazzara
ISBN: 9780198791584 0198791585
OCLC Number: 1050015050
Description: 346 p.
Contents: Introduction1: Livorno and Political Economy in the Late Renaissance2: Insecurity and Opportunity in the Middle Sea3: Institutions, Information, and the Invention of Free Trade4: Governance and Tax Collection in a Free Port5: Disembedding the Market Place6: Brokering Trade in the Central Mediterranean7: Livorno and the Science of Commerce in Enlightenment Tuscany8: Free Trade Before LiberalismConclusion: Expertize, Rent-Seeking, and the Origins of Political EconomyBibliography
Responsibility: Corey Tazzara.

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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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