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Italy 1500–1800: Cooperation and Competition

  • Andrea Addobbati
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Abstract

A new stage in the international development of marine insurance was spurred by the opening of intercontinental trade routes and the gradual shift of the hub of international trade from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Having appeared as an autonomous legal instrument in the maritime cities of the Tyrrhenian area (Pisa, Genoa, Palermo), insurance by the late middle ages had spread to most of the Mediterranean, both in the direction of Catalonia (Barcelona, Maiorca, Valencia) and of the Christian Levant (Ragusa), as colonies of Italian merchants transmitted the technical and juridical knowledge developed in their cities to local markets.1

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Insurance Rate Insurance Market Insurance Contract Insurance Business Marine Insurance 
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