Institute for Mediterranean Studies

The Black Sea and its port- cities from the 18th to the 20th century. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy

The Black Sea and its port- cities from the 18th to the 20th century. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy

The aim of the project was the identification, analysis and synthesis of the economic and social develοpment of 20 port-cities of the Black Sea that formed an integrated market that became the larger grain-exporting area in the world in the second half of the nineteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth century.

In this big research project that was conducted in the framework of "Thales" action, under the coordination of the Ionian University (proff. Gelina Harlaftis) and with the participation of many institutions and more than 90 scholars from all the countries of the Black Sea, A. Lyberatos was a member of the main research team of the project, responsible for the organisation of the research on the port-cities of the SW (Bulgarian) coast of the Black Sea (Varna, Burgas, Balcik)

Researcher: Andreas Lyberatos
Research group: Eleni Zerva (postgraduate student)


Deliverables

  • Databases with demographical evidence on the Greeks of Varna 
    • Α. Database on the parish registers of Varna (1887-1905)
    • Β. Database on the dead members of the Greek community of Varna (1902-1923)


Publications

  • C. Ardeleanu & A. Lyberatos (eds.), Port Cities of the Western Black Sea Coast & the Danube. Economic and Social Development in the Long 19th Century, e-book, Thales Black Sea Project, 2016      https://books.blacksea.gr/en/15/
  • Α. Lyberatos, “Varna’s bourgeoisie(s) from Empire to Nation State (1840-1920)” in: Idem & C. Ardeleanu (eds.), Port Cities of the Western Black Sea Coast…, op.cit., p.190-211
  • A.Lyberatos, Entries about the Greek communities of Varna and Burgas in the website of the Black Sea Project, https://blacksea.gr/
  • Α. Λυμπεράτος, «Οι Έλληνες της Βάρνας: όψεις πολιτικής και κοινωνικής δημογραφίας», Τα Ιστορικά, 63 (Απρίλιος 2016), σ. 69-106
  • A. Lyberatos, “The Usury Cases of the Black Sea Region: State Legitimation and Bourgeois Rule of Law in 19th century Dobrudzha”, Εtudes Balkaniques, XLIX, iss. 3-4 (2013), 59-94.
     

Project Team

Andreas Lyberatos

Assistant Professor of Social and Economic History of the Modern Balkans
Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University (Athens)
Curriculum vitae