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Aspects of the maritime transport evolution during the middle ages

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  • Cupsa Ovidiu-Sorin

    (Constanta Maritime University)

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    The evolution of the naval transports during history has not been a linear one, not even a unidirectional one. It has been characterized by moments of isolated development or of downfall, by a non-uniform growth of the transport markets and most of the times there is no sufficient data that attests every transited step. Generally, the evolution of the naval transports has been a concomitant process with the one of the development of the commerce. The evolution of the transport fleets was also a parallel process with the evolution of the war fleets, which have determined the political control of the markets. The Middle Ages were characterized by a fracture of the markets due to the fall of the Roman Empire, fracture that had as a consequence an unprecedented contraction in the history of the world of the maritime transport markets. This contraction lasted for nearly a millennium, having a powerful reanimation not until around the 1500s, along with the Renaissance

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    Article provided by Constanta Maritime University in its journal Constanta Maritime University Annals, Vol. 16, 2011.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 25-28

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    Handle: RePEc:cmc:annals:v:16:y:2011:i:2:p:25-28
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