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To Trieste by boat

Shipping in Piran, Izola and Koper and the Ecconomic Role of North-West Istria in Relation to Trieste (1850¬1918)


Nadja Terčon


The book "To Trieste by boat- Shipping in Piran, Izola and Koper and the Economic Role of North-West Istria in Relation to Trieste (1850¬1918)" offers new findings in the fields of maritime history and the history of Istria in the second half of the 19th century. The thesis, based on several years of research into archival sources and on the study of selected references, reveals the role of the western Istrian coastal towns of Koper, Izola and Piran in relation to Trieste, at the time the major Austrian port. By intentionally using a wide selection of references the author Nadja Terčon  has compiled a bibliography of works, the present one comprises also ethnological, archaeological, and museological studies.
The study is divided into three chapters. Of which it is the third¬focusing on the maritime activities and port traffic of Piran, Izola and Koper ¬that could be regarded as the most original from the historiographic point of view. Chapter one deals with the administrative system of Istria and the Austrian Littoral, chapter two illuminates the Istrian economy as part of the economy of the Habsburg monarchy, and verifies the thesis taken from the references by citing relevant archival sources.


Edited by: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre Koper, Historical Society of Southern Primorska, Maritime museum "Sergej Mašera" Piran, Koper, 2004 ( Annales Major Library; The book is written in slovenian language. Summary  are in italian and english language)