This article describes the dynamics of maritime traffic along the Eastern coast of Sicily during the first half of the nineteenth century. It pays particular attention to the interaction between trade flows and urban and productive systems in this area. The study is based on the records of the maritime police of Catania during the period 1819-1851. By assuming the port of Catania as an observation point in order to analyse the different types of transit coastal shipping and trades, we suggest a typology of the urban, territorial and productive hierarchies of a variable area whose sub-regional influence reached more widely. Among other matters, this paper addresses the entrepreneurial abilities of the owner of the local merchant fleet and the first impact of modernization on traditional forms of mobility.

Circuits maritimes, dynamiques commerciales et habitat côtier dans la Sicile de l’Est. Le port de Catane comme point d'observation (1820-1851)

giovanni cristina
2015

Abstract

This article describes the dynamics of maritime traffic along the Eastern coast of Sicily during the first half of the nineteenth century. It pays particular attention to the interaction between trade flows and urban and productive systems in this area. The study is based on the records of the maritime police of Catania during the period 1819-1851. By assuming the port of Catania as an observation point in order to analyse the different types of transit coastal shipping and trades, we suggest a typology of the urban, territorial and productive hierarchies of a variable area whose sub-regional influence reached more widely. Among other matters, this paper addresses the entrepreneurial abilities of the owner of the local merchant fleet and the first impact of modernization on traditional forms of mobility.
Cet article décrit les dynamiques du trafic maritime sur la côte orientale de la Sicile au cours de la première moitié du xixe siècle. Une attention particulière a été prêtée aux interactions entre les flux commerciaux et les systèmes urbains et productifs du territoire considéré. La base documentaire de la recherche est constituée par les registres de la police maritime de Catane pour la période 1819-1851. En prenant le port de Catane comme point d’observation pour analyser les différents types de cabotage en transit, nous essayerons de reconstruire les hiérarchies urbaines, territoriales et productives d’une zone à géométrie variable, dont la portée s’étend du niveau sous-régional à des aires plus vastes. Les compétences entrepreneuriales des propriétaires des flottes locales et les premiers effets des processus de modernisation sur les formes traditionnelles de mobilité sont également analysés.
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