This book presents a rounded approach to Greek maritime history, covering a wide range of themes from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. It discusses Greek shipping enterpises in Greece and abroad, focusing on seamen, merchants and shipowners. It looks at nineteenth-century port cities and today`s European port policy. It presents various facets of Greek fishing, from traditional sponge diving to modern fishing business. It examines aspects of the Greek Navy and the museological utilization of an episode in its history. It enhances the significance of the sea as a source of inspiration in literature and as natural resource for the development of Greek tourism. It discusses the success of Greek shipowners in the second half of the 20th century to the present day, which has stimulated interest in their business culture and enterpreneurship. The book comprises 21 texts by academics and researchers from universities and research foundations in Greece and abroad.
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