"Making Business in Salonica from the Ottoman Empire to the Greek Nation-State: The Allatini Family’s Investments in Mining Enterprises"
Balkanologie, vol. 17, n° 2 (2022)
Τύπος: Άρθρα σε επιστημονικά περιοδικά
The aim of this study is to further the historiography of mining, placing emphasis on the mining enterprises of the Allatinis, a Jewish Sephardi family that had been living for a long time in the thriving port of Leghorn (Italian: Livorno) before moving to Ottoman Selânik (Thessaloniki in Greek) around 1800. Their financial activities were inextricably intertwined with the political situation, the ongoing territorial disputes regarding the region and the eventual annexation of Salonica to the Greek state, deeply affecting the course of their business strategy and the nascent mining industry of the era. Τhe examination of the Allatinis’ mining enterprises highlights the transition from one political entity to another: from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Greek nation-state.
The article belongs to the Special Issue "Entrepreneurs et mutations économiques dans les Balkans, XIXe-XXIe siècle, Balkanologie, vol. 17, n° 2 (2022).
Open access: https://doi.org/10.4000/balkanologie.4391