Venetians and Ottomans in the Early Modern Age

Venetians and Ottomans in the Early Modern Age

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978-88-6969-261-1

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978-88-6969-260-4

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27 Set 2018

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A Culture of Trust
Ottoman Merchants and Venetian Notaries in the Early Modern Period

Maria Pia Pedani
ORCID 0000-0001-6671-9382 
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
mpedani@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-260-4/003

Submitted 19 Gen 2018
Accepted 10 Mar 2018

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to study the presence of Ottoman merchants in Venice in the Modern Age. The Ottoman shipping partnership as well as the Venetian commenda were based on the mudarebe (classical Islamic shipping partnership) and several examples of this kind of partnerships may be found even between Christians and Muslims. Notarial deeds were above all proxies and often give information on merchants, their number and even their private life. Some of them were agents but there were also family companies and Ottoman grandees who were involved in international trade. Communities of merchants both in Istanbul and in Venice were also sometimes created. Last but not least, these sources contain also some examples of insurance made by Muslims to protect their goods. In general in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Ottoman merchants who traded in Venice were not alone, but they could refer to a real commercial network. Ancient historiographical theories say that in the Modern Age Ottoman Muslims were not interested in international trade and that they left it completely in Christian and Jewish hands, however documents tell us a completely different story, a story of contacts, exchanges, and even confidence and friendship.

Keywords
Ottoman merchants. Venetian notaries. Ottoman Economic History. Commercial partnerships history. Insurances history.


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Pedani Maria Pia

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A Culture of Trust

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Book Chapter

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en

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The aim of this paper is to study the presence of Ottoman merchants in Venice in the Modern Age. The Ottoman shipping partnership as well as the Venetian commenda were based on the mudarebe (classical Islamic shipping partnership) and several examples of this kind of partnerships may be found even between Christians and Muslims. Notarial deeds were above all proxies and often give information on merchants, their number and even their private life. Some of them were agents but there were also family companies and Ottoman grandees who were involved in international trade. Communities of merchants both in Istanbul and in Venice were also sometimes created. Last but not least, these sources contain also some examples of insurance made by Muslims to protect their goods. In general in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Ottoman merchants who traded in Venice were not alone, but they could refer to a real commercial network. Ancient historiographical theories say that in the Modern Age Ottoman Muslims were not interested in international trade and that they left it completely in Christian and Jewish hands, however documents tell us a completely different story, a story of contacts, exchanges, and even confidence and friendship.

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Hilâl

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-09-27

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2018-01-19

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2018-03-10

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http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-260-4/003

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2610-9484

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2610-8895

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978-88-6969-261-1

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978-88-6969-260-4

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Ottoman merchants

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Venetian notaries

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Ottoman Economic History

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Commercial partnerships history

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Insurances history

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