The Conquering Balkan Orthodox Merchant

  title={The Conquering Balkan Orthodox Merchant},
  author={Traian Stoianovich},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  pages={234 - 313}
  • T. Stoianovich
  • Published 1 June 1960
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Economic History
The origins of a Balkan Orthodox merchant class or classes may be traced back to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Not until the eighteenth century, however, did it become sufficiently strong in wealth and number to capture the trade of Hungary, South Russia, and the eastern Mediterranean. The eighteenth century was a time of expansion of French, German, English, and Russian trade in the Balkans. It was also a time of growth of the trade of Moslem Albanian and Bosnian merchants. But, in… 
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