The convoys of public galleys, the typical form of Venetian medieval sea-faring, had disappeared gradually by the time of the battle of Lepanto. This disappearance was not the sign of a general economic crisis, but was nevertheless the corollary of important political, economic and social changes which marked the history of sixteenth-century Venice. Through the study of economic actors, their identity, their practices and their functions, this book analyses public and private commercial navigation in relation to the evolution of forms and functions of the State, within a general context of the redefinition of the relationship between public good and private interests.
Claire Judde de Larivière, Ph.D. in History, University of Toulouse (2002), is lecturer in medieval and early modern history at the University of Toulouse and honorary research fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Table of contents
Tables des cartes, tableaux et graphiques
Abreviations et avertissement
Carte. La navigation des convois de galeres publiques
1. Navigation publique, navigation privee: les conventions de l'economie maritime
2. La navigation publique dans le contexte mediterraneen et europeen
3. Les acteurs de la navigation publique: identites et pratiques economiques
4. La rupture de la convention economique et l'abandon de la navigation publique
5. La navigation privee: performances economiques et evolutions sociales
Conclusions. L'Etat et les acteurs, le public et le prive: les enjeux sociaux et politiques d'un processus d'economique
Annexe: les convois de galeres publiques (1495-1569)
Sources et bibliographie
The book is aimed at all those interested in economic and political history, and especially in new directions and methods in this field, in the history of Venice and of Italy during the Renaissance.