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Weapon Smuggling in Marseille: Legislation and Illegal Practices (1885-­1939)
Journal Title: SOCIETÀ E STORIA  
Author/s: Andrea Podini 
Year:  2021 Issue: 172 Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 321-342 FullText PDF:  209 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SS2021-172004
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The author sets out to study the smuggling of arms in Marseille during the French Third Republic. On one hand, the essay analyses the legislation, which wavered between complete liberalization and strict control, dividing the Republican period into three distinct chronological phases; on the other hand, the author outlines how the traffic was organized, depending on the market to which it was directed, either as a local trade - destined to the urban milieu - or on an international base - if it was aimed at war zones where legal trade had been suspended. In the end, the author examines the case study of Marcel Seytres, an important arms trader and smuggler based in Marseille.
Keywords: Francia, Terza Repubblica, Marsiglia, contrabbando, armi, illegalismo

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Andrea Podini, Weapon Smuggling in Marseille: Legislation and Illegal Practices (1885-­1939) in "SOCIETÀ E STORIA " 172/2021, pp. 321-342, DOI:10.3280/SS2021-172004

   

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