Il ruolo geopolitico ed economico dei viceconsoli di Terra d'Otranto (1816-1860)


The development of commercial relations between the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and foreign nations – which occurred during the period among the Bourbon restoration to the unification of Italy and which was characterized by the stipulation of various commercial treaties between the various states – determined a constant increase in vice-consulates also in Terra d'Otranto, aimed at protecting the interests of foreign citizens and promoting the development of trade. The essay aims to highlight not only the functions but also the geopolitical and economic role of the viceconsuls in Terra d'Otranto in the aforementioned historical period. Particular attention is paid to some real consular decrees, to the appointment procedure and to the reconstruction of the names lists of these officials.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22808949a9n1p137

Keywords: Viceconsuls; Viceconsulates; Terra d'Otranto; Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

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