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By Gelina Harlaftis

Greek-owned delivery has been on the best of the area fleet for the final two decades. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced examine lines the improvement of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the current day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the luck of Greek-owned delivery lately has been a end result now not of a couple of marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Forties, yet of networks and organisational constructions which date again to the 19th century. This learn presents the main accomplished background of improvement of recent Greek delivery ever released. it's illustrated with a variety of maps and images, and contains broad tables of basic facts.

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Odessa-Constantinople-Piraeus 6. Odessa-Burghaz-Constantinople-Smyrna-Syros Odessa-Constantinople-SmyrnaChios-Piraeus 7. Poti-Trebizond-Constantinople-Smyrna 8. Berdiansk-Batum-Trebizond-Samsoun-Constantinople D. (covering all eastern Mediterranean) 1. Constantinople-Levant THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA 37 2. Alexandria-Port Said-Jaffa-Beirut-Larnaca-Latakia-Alexandretta-Myrsine-LimassolSmyrnaSalonica-Piraeus Source: Sémaphore de Marseilles, 1860–1910 even rising participation of the Greeks in the trade (and particularly bulk trade) and shipping from the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea during the second half of the nineteenth century.

14 The Greek element was also very important on the south-east shores of the Black Sea, which continued to belong to the Ottomans. Throughout the nineteenth century a large number of Greek immigrants to Russia came from this area. 15 The south-western shores of the Black Sea, which until the 1870s formed an integral part of the Ottoman Empire, were characterised by a constant population movement which has made it impossible to calculate the exact number of residents in the numerous Greek communities.

Inglessi G. Manzavino S. Michaliziano L. Mussuri C. Palieso P. 3,138 128 164 210 300 100 126 201 136 117 135 200 53 THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA 31 Name of master NRT % (A) Rossolimo C. Rossolimo Her. Rossolimo L. Travlo Ger. Vergotti G. Vergotti Sp. Vergotti Sp. Vlassopulo Eust. Vlassopulo G. Total Taganrog Source: Foreign Office (FO) 359/1 26 152 155 130 153 133 133 179 260 2,821 5,959 47 100 flag depended not only upon politics but also on economics—especially taxation —a phenomenon that continues to influence the use of twentieth century flags of convenience, such as Liberia or Panama.

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