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Published: 26 October 2017

364 Pages | 45 black and white figures/illustrations


ISBN: 9780198791584

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

Corey Tazzara

  • The first study of the free port of Livorno, the earliest and most influential free port in Europe
  • Examines how modern free trade was born from the early modern tradition of free ports
  • Situates free ports in a longer lineage of free trade as a precursor to the modern special economic zone
  • Revises our understanding of early modern commodity markets and the sociology of commerce
  • Incorporates the sociology of knowledge into the development of political economy