Trading with the Ottomans: The Levant Company in the Middle East

Trading with the Ottomans: The Levant Company in the Middle East

by Despina Vlami

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780768892
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 12/31/2014
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Despina Vlami is Senior Researcher at the Academy of Athens where she directs a research program on Trade and Diplomacy in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
PART I: FOUNDATION-ORGANISATION-DISSOLUTION
1. THE FOUNDATION OF A CHARTERED COMPANY
'Under the Favour and Protection' of the State
A Regulated Corporation
Membership Profile
2. A 'BODY CORPORATE AND POLITICK': THE LEVANT COMPANY'S ORGANISATION
Administration
Geographical Expansion: the Factories
The Bylaws
Transmission of Information
3. LATER YEARS: CORPORATE ORGANISATION, INDIVIDUAL INTERESTS AND NATIONAL IDENTITY
The New Membership Profile: from Corporate Identity to Nationality
Hierarchy and Power in the Levant
Power, Authority, Hierarchy
A Hierarchy of Seniority
Power, Family, Profit
Evasion of Rules
The Bylaws, 1800-1824
The Levant Company's Correspondence
PART II: CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL STRATEGIES: THE TRANSITION FROM MONOPOLY TO FREE TRADE
4. BRITISH TRADE IN THE LEVANT: A HISTORICAL SETTING
5. NEW TRADE ROUTES AND ITINERARIES
The Malta Trade
The Black Sea Trade
The 'Great Trade' of Salonica
The American Trade
6. NEW PARTNERSHIPS: TRADING WITH THE OTTOMANS
The Trojan Horse
Some Contractual and Individual Aspects of an Unforeseen Partnership
The St Antonio di Padova
The Madonna di Caligata
The Greek Committees
The Cranidi Sponges
The Cati boglu Hadji Mohammet Effendi case
The Serpos–Whittla case
The Serpos–Willis case
Ottoman principal and British factors
The Cliris–Boddington case
The Armenian Esnaf and the Jewish muslin dealers
7. TARIFFS AND DUTIES: CORPORATE STRATEGY AND POLITICS
'British Tariffs' in the Ottoman Empire, 1805–1820
Dealing with the British Tariff Policy
PART III: ENTREPRENEURIAL FORM AND INDIVIDUAL STRATEGIES
8. ENTREPRENEURIAL FORM
Organisation and Structure
Business Diversification
Geographical Expansion
9. STRATEGY: COMPLIANCE AND DEVIATION
Indirect Trade
Foreign Navigation
Simulated Trade and Commissions
10. TRANSACTIONS AND INTERACTIONS IN THE LEVANT: BARTOLOMEW EDWARD ABBOTT, LUISA VERNON AND THE CONSTANTINOPLE FACTORY
Bartholomew Edward Abbott
Luisa Vernon
The Constantinople factory
PART IV: BUSINESS, SOCIAL IDENTITY AND EVERYDAY LIFE
11. THE ABBOTT HOUSE
The Residence
A 'Culture of Textiles'
Images from a Merchant's Everyday Life
EPILOGUE

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