Trade relations in the Sicily in the first half of the Nineteenth century

Author/s Rosario Battaglia
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/1 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 219-232 File size 138 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASSO2017-001011
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This essay analyzes trade relations in the nineteenth century Sicily by reconstructing the main trade routes and the profile of an emerging indigenous entrepreneurial class, able to act as a force for modernization. The statistical data analysis helps to disprove the historiographical cliché of an island "seized", rather confirming how Sicily inserted itself in the big business of the early nineteenth century, by entering its most representative products into the international economic circuit.

Keywords: Trade, economy, Napoleonic era, Mediterranean Sea, entrepreneurs.

Rosario Battaglia, Le relazioni commerciali nella Sicilia di primo Ottocento in "ARCHIVIO STORICO PER LA SICILIA ORIENTALE" 1/2017, pp 219-232, DOI: 10.3280/ASSO2017-001011