The Resource Merchants and their hometown : Florentines in Antwerp and the duchy of Florence (ca 1500-1585), Christophe Schellekens

Merchants and their hometown : Florentines in Antwerp and the duchy of Florence (ca 1500-1585), Christophe Schellekens

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Merchants and their hometown : Florentines in Antwerp and the duchy of Florence (ca 1500-1585)
Title
Merchants and their hometown
Title remainder
Florentines in Antwerp and the duchy of Florence (ca 1500-1585)
Statement of responsibility
Christophe Schellekens
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation investigates the ties between Florentine merchants in Antwerp and their hometown in the sixteenth century. It demonstrates that such ties were of great importance to them and are crucial to understand their actions and strategical decisions. Despite being an outdated institution, the Florentine nation in Antwerp remained an important point of reference for the merchant community, and depending on its concrete strategical value it was treated with either indifference or great attention by its home government in Florence. The members of the nation in Antwerp predominantly had a background in the Florentine Office Holding Class, which indicates that social dynamics in Florence resonated in the composition of the community in Antwerp. Apart from the nation, merchants also were guided by their Florentine background in forming their business ties. In their partnerships, they relied strongly on investments from other Florentines, and in Antwerp they largely selected collaborators with a Florentine background. This also goes up on a long-distance level, where a large number of their international contacts were with Florentines in other centers of commerce in Europe. Their ties with their hometown were stronger than has been assessed thus far. Apart from commercial ties with their hometown, Florentine merchants in Antwerp also sought to develop patronage ties with their home ruler, Duke Cosimo I through the provision of various services. As demonstrated by the case of Gaspare Ducci, also merchants that developed strong ties in the Low Countries and settled there, sought to maintain ties with their region of origin. By pointing to the importance of merchants’ hometown, this thesis contributes to debates about the relation between politics and commerce, the relation between informal networks and formal institutions, as well as the explanatory value of diaspora and cross-cultural trade
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FIE
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Schellekens, Christophe
Date time place
Defence date: 10 December 2018
Dewey number
949.32202-B
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2018
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
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European University Institute
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Merchants
  • Merchants
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Antwerp (Belgium)
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Merchants and their hometown : Florentines in Antwerp and the duchy of Florence (ca 1500-1585), Christophe Schellekens
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/60218
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Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Luca Molà, University of Warwick & EUI (Supervisor); Professor Regina Grafe, EUI (second reader); Dr. Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli, University of Florence; Dr. Maartje van Gelder, University of Amsterdam
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261 - 282)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088502641
Label
Merchants and their hometown : Florentines in Antwerp and the duchy of Florence (ca 1500-1585), Christophe Schellekens
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/60218
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Luca Molà, University of Warwick & EUI (Supervisor); Professor Regina Grafe, EUI (second reader); Dr. Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli, University of Florence; Dr. Maartje van Gelder, University of Amsterdam
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261 - 282)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088502641

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