Merchant colonies were a significant factor for economic growth in Europe during the early modern period. The essays in this collection look at merchant colonies across Europe, assessing their function, legal status, interaction with local traders and assimilation into their host countries.
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Introduction, Victor N. Zakharov, Gelina Harlaftis, Olga Katsiardi-Hering; Chapter 1 Early Modern English Merchant Colonies: Contexts and Functions, Jan Willem Veluwenkamp, Joost Veenstra; Chapter 2 German and Italian Merchant Colonies in Early Modern England, Beverly A. Dougherty; Chapter 3 Dynamism and Integration of the North European Merchant Communities in French Ports in the Eighteenth Century, Pierrick Pourchasse; Chapter 4 Opportunity and Legislation: How the Armenians Entered Trade in Three Mediterranean Ports, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe; Chapter 5 Russian Merchant Colonies in Seventeenth-Century Sweden, Jarmo Kotilaine; Chapter 6 Foreign Merchant Communities in Eighteenth-Century Russia, Victor N. Zakharov; Chapter 7 Greek Merchant Colonies in Central and South-Eastern Europe in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, Olga Katsiardi-Hering; Chapter 8 Community for Commerce: An Introduction to the Nezhin Greek Brotherhood Focusing on its Establishment as a Formal Institution in the Years Between 1692 and 1710, Iannis Carras; Chapter 9 Entrepreneurship at the Russian Frontier of International Trade. The Greek Merchant Community/Paroikia of Taganrog in the Sea of Azov, 1780s–1830s, Evrydiki Sifneos, Gelina Harlaftis;
Victor N. Zakharov, Gelina Harlaftis, Olga, Katsiardi-Hering