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Sailing into Modernity: Comparative Perspectives on the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century European Economic Transition

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Project publications

Maria Fusaro, 'Politics of justice/Politics of trade: foreign merchants and the administration of justice from the records of Venice's Giudici del Forestier', Melanges de l'Ecole Francaise de Rome: Moyen Age, 126:1 (2014). More information.

Maria Fusaro, Bernard Allaire, Richard J. Blakemore, and Tijl Vanneste, eds, Law, Labour and Empire: Comparative Perspectives on Seafarers, c. 1500-1800 (Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan, 2015). More information.

Maria Fusaro, 'Public Service and Private Trade: Northern Seamen in Seventeenth-Century Venetian Courts of Justice', International Journal of Maritime History, 27:1 (2015), pp. 3-25. More information.

Introduction and editing of the Research Note on 'Entrepreneurs at sea: trading practices and legal opportunities in the first globazalition (15th-19th centuries)', International Journal of Maritime History, 28 (2016): 774-786. 

Bernard Allaire (CMMC, Nice) and Maria Fusaro, 'Litiges maritimes et disparites legales en Mediterranee 1610-1659: Les gens de mer nordiques face a la justice marseillaise', Cahiers de la Mediterranee, 94 (2017): 257-284.

Blakemore, R. J. (2017) Pieces of eight, pieces of eight: seafarers' earnings and the venture economy of Early Modern seafaring. Economic History Review, 70 (4). pp. 1153-1184. More information.

"'Migrating Seamen, Migrating Laws'? An Historiographical Genealogy of Seamen's Employment and States' Jurisdiction in the Early Modern Mediterranean", in A. Cordes and S. Gialdroni eds., Migrating Words, Migrating Merchants: Migrating Law (Leiden: Brill). Forthcoming in 2018.

Tijl Vanneste, 'Instruments of Trade, or Maritime Entrepreneurs? - The Economic Agency of Dutch Seamen in the Golden Age', Journal of Social History. Forthcoming in 2018. 

Maria Fusaro, The Making of a Global Labour Market, 1573-1729: Maritime Law and the Political Economy of the Early Modern Mediterranean. Forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.