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Georgeta GHIONEA, The minorities from Râmnicu Vâlcea. Economic Companies, Sole Proprietorships and Brands during the Inter-war Period

Georgeta GHIONEA
3rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD., “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities from Craiova, of the Romanian Academy;
E-mail: getaghionea@yahoo.com.

Abstract
Either we talk about the Italians, the Greeks, the Macedonians, the Germans or the Jews, or whether they were rich or modest people, the passing of these minorities through Râmnicu Vâlcea played an important role in the intensification of the rhythm of urbanisation and modernisation of the town. There are few local industries in which the Italians, the Germans, the Turks or the Jews become involved, all of them proving to be good craftsmen, entrepreneurs or traders. For some of the foreigners who came and remained in Râmnicu Vâlcea, and which we have been able to identify, until now, the archive information notifies the locality from where they came, the place of birth, along with their previous occupation. Due to the fact that the numbering of the buildings has suffered, in time, repeated modifications, we have managed to present their firms, from the main commercial routes, according to the number of the place where the firm was, as found in the archive documents.

Keywords
Râmnicu Vâlcea, minorities, entrepreneur, trader, merchant.

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