At the Centre of the Old World: Reinterpreting Venetian Economic History

42 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2006

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Paola Lanaro

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management

Date Written: November 2006

Abstract

This paper aims to provide a general overview on the recent works in the economic history of Venice. Instead of a "pessimistic" interpretation, focused on the lost in the maritime position and on the rigidity of the corporative institution, this paper breaks down on the fundamental changes in the economic framework of the whole Republic of Venice, particularly in its mainland: investment in the agrarian sector, development of new manufactures, foreign market shift from Western to Eastern Europe. Published in the volume: At the Centre of the Old World: Trade and Manufacturing in Venice and the Venetian Mainland (1400-1800), edited by P. Lanaro, Toronto, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2006.

Keywords: Economic history, Venice

JEL Classification: N63, N93

Suggested Citation

Lanaro, Paola, At the Centre of the Old World: Reinterpreting Venetian Economic History (November 2006). University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Dept. of Economics Research Paper No. 50/06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=948388 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.948388

Paola Lanaro (Contact Author)

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management ( email )

San Giobbe, Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

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