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The economic development of the crimean port-cities, second half of the 19th, beginning of the 20th century. Evpatoria, Sevastopol, Theodosia

Anna Sydorenko

Anna Sydorenko, "The economic development of the crimean port-cities,  second half of the 19th, beginning of the 20th century. Evpatoria, Sevastopol, Theodosia", Ph.D., Ionian University, Corfu 2017

This ph.D. thesis examines the economic development of the Crimean port cities,  Εvpatoria, Sevastopol and Theodosia in the second half of the 19th - early 20th centuries. For this purpose it analyzes the integration mechanisms in the global economy; the port cities are considered as grain export gateways of the Russian Empire that contributed in the development of the Mediterranean markets and the industrialised countries markets of Western Europe during the period under examination. At the same time, the study deals with the establishment and growth of three cities-ports at the same time of the growth of the geostrategic importance of the Crimean peninsula to Russia. It examinestheir role in region of the South Russia which was a granary of Europe in the 19th century. The study of the economic development of the Crimean port cities evolves around five thematic axes. Firstly, the port as the main conduit of the integration of the area to the global market; secondly, the land and maritime transport networks; thirdly, the official state port policy and port infrastructure; fourthly, foreign trade and shipping; and fifthly, the entrepreneurs. The study attempts to fill an imporant bibliographical gap through an interdisciplinary approach and combination of Russian, Ukrainian, English and Greek archival material and unpublished sources.