European Commercial Ports

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Anglais

Europe’s major commercial ports have played a decisive historical role in the process of opening up large parts of the world. Today they are important sites of globalisation. These ports have evolved into highly developed, increasingly complex structures. Furthermore, the rise of Atlantic trade and the arrival of the industrial era brought profound changes in the hierarchy of European ports.

Giovanni Canaletto, The Thames and the City, oil on canvas, 1747

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