Timeline | Before 1800 to After 1930 | ECONOMY AND TRADE

Date

Country | Theme | Description

Early 1800s


Reconstruction of a late AH 13th – early 14th century / AD 19th – early 20th-century trading vessel 
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United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)  | Economy And Trade

The Qawasim possess a fleet of over 700 long-distance trading vessels, venturing all over the Gulf as well as in India and East Africa.

Around 1805

United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)  | Economy And Trade

The Qawasim demand tribute from the British East India Company in exchange for navigational rights in the Gulf; the British then begin military interventions aimed at destroying the economic hegemony of the Qawasim in the Lower Gulf region.

1810 - 1830


Fanion de bateau corsaire 
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Tunisia | Economy And Trade

Situated at the confluence of the seas of the Mediterranean, Tunis is seen as a great commercial city that many of her neighbours fear. Food and luxury goods are in abundance and considerable fortunes are created through international trade and the trade-race at sea.

1815 - 1859


A watermill in Lagonegro (PZ, Southern Italy) 
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Italy | Economy And Trade

Italy is an agricultural country. Political fragmentation is an obstacle to trade and economic development. The different states use not only different currencies, but also different systems of measurement.

1815 - 1848

France | Economy And Trade

The development of transport networks: the creation of railway lines from 1832, expansion of the road network and construction of a large number of canals.

1815 - 1848

France | Economy And Trade

The pace of industrialisation picks up significantly: millions of tons of coal and iron are produced and production in the textile industry is enhanced by the Jacquard loom.

1816 - 1830

France | Economy And Trade

The rise of the Stock Exchange in Paris, the financial capital of Europe.

1820 - 1870

France | Economy And Trade

An exponential growth in agriculture sees increased land cultivation, mechanisation and expansion of crops grown for fodder.

After 1820


The House of the Naboodah (Bayt al-Naboodah) 
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United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)  | Economy And Trade

Pearling becomes the major industry of the Qawasim and other sheikhdoms of the Arab littoral of the Gulf; exports provide the most important revenues.

1820s - 1850s


Project for a silk factory 
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Italy | Economy And Trade

Industrialisation begins at a slower pace compared with other Western European countries. It concentrates in Northern Italy (Piedmont, Lombardy) and in the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. Silk production is the strongest industrial sector.
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