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By Gelina Harlaftis

Greek-owned transport has been on the most sensible of the area fleet for the final 20 years. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced examine strains the advance of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the current day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the good fortune of Greek-owned transport lately has been a consequence no longer of a few marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Nineteen Forties, yet of networks and organisational constructions which date again to the 19th century. This examine presents the main complete background of improvement of recent Greek delivery ever released. it's illustrated with a variety of maps and images, and contains vast tables of fundamental info.

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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. The pro-Russian Christian population of this area was the first to experience Ottoman retribution after the Russo-Turkish Wars of 1828–9 and 1877–8.

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.

This shift can be seen clearly from the actual logbooks of the first Greek steamships (see Chapter 5). The tremendous increase in Greek clearances from British ports in the 1890–1914 period reflects increased participation in the British coal export trade. 9 Growth of Egyptian cotton exports. 11 that Greeks kept carrying bulk commodities to and from the eastern Mediterranean right up to the First World War. Chapters 2 and 3 analyse extensively the participation of Greek merchants and shipowners in the Black Sea trade.

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