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L’impresa González de la Sierra nel commercio atlantico: connessioni, traffici e ricchezze

[pp. 277-314]

Abstract & keywords

L’impresa González de la Sierra ha costituito un’originale esperienza nel commercio atlantico. L’archivio aziendale evidenzia l’organizzazione di una va-sta rete di societŕ e corrispondenti, un’ampia attivitŕ (commercio, naviga-zione, assicurazioni e finanza) e un’imprenditoria familiare con una duplice identitŕ territoriale (l’origine cantabrica e la collocazione a Cadice). In questo saggio si presenta la complessitŕ di questi aspetti, in una prospettiva di lungo periodo del commercio spagnolo tra il siglo de oro gaditano (XVIII sec.) e la successiva perdita dei domini coloniali (XIX sec.).
Storia d’impresa, traffici atlantici, reti commerciali, ciclo economico, trasporto marittimo

The González de la Sierra company was a uniquely original experience within the milieu of Atlantic trade. The company archives highlight how this un-dertaking was based on a vast network of firms and agents, a wide range of activities (trade, navigation, insurance and finance) as well as on family-led entrepreneurship, itself based on a twofold territorial identity (as it origi-nated in the Cantabria region and was based in Cadiz). This essay intends to present the complexity of the features of such entrepreneurship within the long-term framework of Spanish trade, between the Cadiz-based siglo de oro (i.e., the XVIIIth Century) and the subsequent loss of the Spanish colonial domains (i.e., the XIXth Century).
Business history, Atlantic traffics, commercial networks, economic cycle, maritime transport
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