Port-Cities of the western shore of the Black Sea: Economic and Social Development, 18th – early 20th centuries
The volume, published as an e-book in www.blacksea.gr emerged in its initial form in a conference on the port-cities of the Western Black Sea Coast held at Constanţa and Varna in May-June 2014 in the framework of the Ionian University-led project “Black Sea and Port Cities from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Development, Convergence and Interconnections to the World Economy”, funded by Greek Ministry of Education and Religious affairs as part of the “Thales programme, Reinforcement of the Interdisciplinary and/or inter-institutional Research and Innovation”, NSRF 2007-2013. It includes chapters based on original archival research on the development of the port-cities of the western coast of the Black Sea. In this way, trade, shipping, port infrastructure, port-city development along with the merchants and shipowners and their entrepreneurial linkages are examined in the port-cities of Braila, Galatz, Constanţa, Varna and Burgas.