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Imperium in Imperio: The Freihafen, the Zollverein, and the Empire of Logistics

Dara Orenstein

in Out of Stock: The Warehouse in the History of Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226662879
eISBN:
9780226663067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663067.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The constraints of the warehousing system in the United States spurred on demands for an alternative to the bonded warehouse. For forty years merchants and real estate developers in port cities from ... More


Free Trade before Liberalism

Corey Tazzara

in The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198791584
eISBN:
9780191833946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791584.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 8 situates Livorno amidst a larger picture of competition in the central Mediterranean. It analyzes the spread of free ports by considering the two axes along which Italian ports liberalized ... More


Introduction

Corey Tazzara

in The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198791584
eISBN:
9780191833946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791584.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Tuscany of the mid-seventeenth century was renowned for its luxury crafts and had one of the most vibrant scientific communities in Europe. The Medici family presided over a state whose political ... More


Institutions, Information, and the Invention of Free Trade

Corey Tazzara

in The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198791584
eISBN:
9780191833946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791584.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 shows that the legislative framework erected by the Medici was full of lacunae and uncertainties. A system of supplications, or personal requests for ducal favor, was responsible for ... More


The Making of the Free Ports Act

P. J. Marshall

in Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies: Wealth, Power, and Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841203
eISBN:
9780191876738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841203.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History, British and Irish Modern History

Burke became involved with West Indian issues at the very beginning of his political career. The brief Rockingham administration of 1765–6 was committed to measures to improve flows of trade around ... More


Civil Rights in Western Europe

David Sorkin

in Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691164946
eISBN:
9780691189673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164946.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on how western European states introduced limited changes to the Jews' status in the eighteenth century. England introduced a policy of naturalization for Jews in its colonies in ... More


The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World

Corey Tazzara

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198791584
eISBN:
9780191833946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791584.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

In the twilight of the Renaissance, the grand duke of Tuscany—a scion of the fabled Medici family of bankers—invited foreign merchants, artisans, and ship captains to settle in his port city of ... More


Shifting Loyalties: St. Thomas and the Transit Trade in African Slaves

Daniel L. Schafer

in Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044620
eISBN:
9780813046341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044620.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Zephaniah Kingsley’s life as a ship captain engaged in the Atlantic slave trade and inter-island commerce in the Caribbean. After changing national allegiance from the United ... More


Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: A Penal History of Singapore's Plural Society

Anoma Pieris

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832216
eISBN:
9780824870157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832216.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the nineteenth century, the colonial Straits Settlements of Singapore, Penang, and Melaka were established as free ports of British trade in Southeast Asia and proved attractive to large ... More


Rhodian Transport Amphorae as a Source for Economic Ebbs and Flows in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Century BC

John Lund

in The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199587926
eISBN:
9780191804533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the evidence for annual fluctuations in Rhodian wine production during the second century BC to draw attention to the impact of climate variability on ancient economies. It also ... More


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