Italy and the Sea. Ports and Ports Policy 1861-1913. In 1861 navigation was a vital economic and also a strategic resource of the newly-unified Italy. The Italian contemporary maritime historiography is very wide: nevertheless, the question of ports, considered as a whole, and in particular the issue of ports policy throughout the Liberal Age, have been completely neglected. An extensive use, in addition to other sources, of the results of the international maritime historography allows framing both issues within broader coordinates and better assess the specifics. The essay focuses on the condition of Italian ports from Unification to the eve of the Great War, also in comparison with that of other Euro-Mediterranean maritime countries. The Author also discusses, with comparative references,the subsequent stages of the ports policy, proposing a reappreaise of its criteria and effects.

L'Italia e il mare. I porti e la politica portuale 1861-1913

M. Elisabetta Tonizzi
2018

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Italy and the Sea. Ports and Ports Policy 1861-1913. In 1861 navigation was a vital economic and also a strategic resource of the newly-unified Italy. The Italian contemporary maritime historiography is very wide: nevertheless, the question of ports, considered as a whole, and in particular the issue of ports policy throughout the Liberal Age, have been completely neglected. An extensive use, in addition to other sources, of the results of the international maritime historography allows framing both issues within broader coordinates and better assess the specifics. The essay focuses on the condition of Italian ports from Unification to the eve of the Great War, also in comparison with that of other Euro-Mediterranean maritime countries. The Author also discusses, with comparative references,the subsequent stages of the ports policy, proposing a reappreaise of its criteria and effects.
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