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Risky Business: Russian Trade in the Ottoman Empire in the Early Nineteenth Century
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  • Theophilus C Prousis, University of North Florida
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Publication Date
12-1-2005
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Abstract

Irregularities in the implementation of Russian-Ottoman trade accords often turned commercial promise into risky business for Russian merchant shipping in the Levant. The Russian archival records presented here for the first time in English translation – four restitution requests and trade loss inventories submitted to the Sublime Porte by the Russian envoy in 1816 – provide telling detail not just on the perils of Russian trade but on the extent of Russia's commercial networks in the Ottoman Empire. The documents offer a Russian perspective on trade issues in the Levant and suggest the commercial dimension of Russian involvement in the Eastern Question.

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Originally published in Mediterranean Historical Review 20, no.2 (2005): 201-26

DOI: 10.1080/09518960500481073

Citation Information
Theophilus C Prousis. "Risky Business: Russian Trade in the Ottoman Empire in the Early Nineteenth Century" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/theo_prousis/4/