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The Atlas of Port Cities Networks of commerce and information (18th -19th centuries) - places of negotiation (18th - 20th centuries)

The page presents the results of the project "Venezia dopo Venezia" carried out by Antonio Trampus (P.I.), Giulia Delogu and Fabio D'Angelo at the DSLCC - Ca' Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with the Istituto Regionale per la Cultura Istriano-Fiumano-Dalmata of Trieste, which, along with the Veneto Region, funded this research. Other institutional partners are the Società Istriana di Archeologia e Storia Patria of Trieste and the Centro di Ricerche Storiche of Rovigno . A complete recollection of the results is published in the volume Venezia dopo Venezia. Città porto, reti commerciali e circolazione delle notizie nel bacino portuale veneziano tra Settecento e Novecento (Trieste, Fiume, Pola e l’area istriano-dalmata), ed. A. Trampus (Trieste, 2019)

The main goal of this page is to make available and accessible the Atlas of Port Cities. The Atlas - which can be implemented by other research and other data - has the main purpose of asking historiographical questions, stimulating new research, reflecting on the opportunity of using interdisciplinary tools to understand the political, cultural, social and economic history of the Adriatic basin.

NETWORKS OF COMMERCE AND INFORMATION. The first part of the Atlas highlights the nodes and networks that have allowed over time to continue to conceive the area of the upper Adriatic as a complex system, where the different subjects (city-port and free ports) did not move in a logic of simple competition but in a logic of complementarity. The sources used are not only economic-statistical, but also related to information and culture.
News from the world. 1-2-3.the "Foglio Periodico Istriano" (1808) 4.Spreading of the "Giornale di Venezia" published by Antonio Caminer (1815) 5.The provenance of the news published on the "Popolano dell'Istria" (1850): an International network (in blue) for commercial information, a more local one for all the other themes (in red) 6.The provenance of the news published on the "Gazzetta di Fiume" (1860-1861): a European network of information
Venice information network on global free ports (1814-1870): news on the creation and abolition of free ports all over the world, collected by the Chamber of Commerce of Venice
1.Commercial navigation in 1838: incoming ships in Trieste, Venice, Chioggia, Rovigno, Fiume and Dalmatia 2.Incoming ships in Trieste - a true global network 3.Incoming ships from Europe in the Austrian ports 4.Incoming ships in Venice - a Euro-Mediterranean dimension 5.Incoming ships in Rovigno - an eastbound projection 6.Incoming ships in Fiume - a Mediterranean dimension
Istria in travel literature and dictionaries. 1.The travels of Vitaliano Donati and Gianrinaldo Carli in Istria and Dalmazia (1743-1750) 2.Trieste, Istria, Dalmatia and their ports figure prominently in the "Enciclopedia del negoziante" published in Venice (1839-1843) 3.Maritime and postal links between Venice, Trieste, Istria and Dalmatia (1839-1843)
1.Commercial navigation in 1859: incoming ships in Trieste, Venice, Rovigno, Fiume 2.Incoming ships in the Austrian ports from Europe 3.Incoming ships in Trieste - a well established global network 4.Incoming ships in Venice - a growing global network 5.Incoming ships in Rovigno - an eastbound projection 6.Incoming ships in Fiume - a Mediterranean dimension
PLACES OF NEGOTIATION. The second part of the Atlas analyzes the development of the urban spaces of port cities (Trieste, Pola, Fiume), to verify the degree of interpenetration and integration between port and city both overlapping the historical topography to the current one, and locating the places destined to the government of the city and to the negotiation and composition of the various social instances
The places of negotiation in Trieste. 1.Trieste 1795. It describes the 18th century urban development. It highlights how the places of negotiation were concentrated within a very small space located at the center of the port city 2.Trieste 1820s. The development of urban space is significant. Despite this, the places of negotiation remain concentrated within a very small radius at the center of the port city 3.Trieste 1879. It shows the north-west expansion that follows the inauguration of the railway and the construction of new suburbs. The places of negotiation remain at the center of the port city 4.Trieste 1909. It shows the maximum expansion of port and urban space just before WWI. Even in the face of this expansion, the places of negotiation continue to remain at the center of the port city
The places of negotiation in Fiume. 1.Fiume 1778. In the area marked by black highlighting, on the border between the old city, new city and the port space, there were the places of political, economic and civil negotiation 2.Fiume 1865. It shows that despite the development of the city, the centrality of places of negotiation is maintained, both with respect to the old city and the new one, and with respect to the port 3.Fiume 1884. It illustrates the most advanced phase of port and urban development. The places of negotiation remain significantly at the center of the growing urban and port space 4.Fiume 1914. There are new southern districts and the intense development of the port and the city to the north. The places of negotiation continue to remain at the center of the urban and port space
The places of negotiation in Pola. 1.Pola 1855. In 1853 the construction of the Arsenal begins and the number of inhabitants duplicates. However, the city’s life still revolves around the ancient town hall, near the ancient Roman forum 2.Pola 1910. The militarization of the city absorbs the places of civil life, becoming a clear representation of the progressive limitation of negotiating spaces and sources of social tensions
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Giulia Delogu
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