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La domination informelle des milieux économiques marseillais en Afrique (1815-1880) : acteurs, enjeux, limites

Abstract : The informal domination of Marseille’s economic circles in Africa (1815-1880): actors, issues, limits During the nineteenth century, the port of Marseille opened up fully to Africa. To Algeria, of course, but also to Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Western and Eastern coasts of Africa, and Madagascar. The interest of Marseille economic circles for Africa was both gradual and multi-directional. It responded to two successive economic strategies that were closely linked but still differed significantly in some notable respects: the quest for commercial expansion by agreement with the incumbent African rulers (1815-1880), excepting the somewhat exceptional case of Algeria; and, from the 1880s onwards, the desire to frame their economic activities within colonial rule. This article focus on the first historical sequence and intend to question the degree of relevance of a number of concepts – “informai empire”, “libéral imperialism” or “imperialism of free trade” – in characterizing the relations between Marseille economic circles and Africa from 1815 to 1880.
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Xavier Daumalin. La domination informelle des milieux économiques marseillais en Afrique (1815-1880) : acteurs, enjeux, limites. Outre-Mers Revue d'Histoire, Société française d'histoire d'outre-mer, 2021, 410-411 (1-2), pp.63-82. ⟨10.3917/om.211.0063⟩. ⟨hal-03572784⟩

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