Gelina Harlaftis - Publications#


1. “Maritime history: A new version of the old version and the true history of the sea, International Journal of Maritime History, vol. 32(2), 2020

2. “Shipping”, in Teresa da Silva Lopes, Christina Lubinski, Heidi J.S. Tworek (eds), The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY, Routledge, 2019

3. “Inter-Firm Credit in Maritime Europe. Greek-owned Shipping Business, 19th and 20th centuries” in Michel Lescure et Michael Moss (dir.), Aspects of Corporate Finance: Inter-Firm Lending. Explorations from a Modern European Perspective, Institut de la gestion publique et du développement économique, Comité pour l’histoire économique et financière de la France, Paris 2019 (in French and English),

4. “Black Sea and its Maritime Networks, 1770s-1820s. The Beginnings of Its European Integration,” in Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini”, Maritime Networks as a Factor in European Integration, Prato, Firenze University Press, 2019

5. (with George Kostelenos), «International shipping and national economic growth: shipping earnings and the Greek economy in the nineteenth century», Economic History Review, Volume 65, Issue 4, pp. 1403–1427, November 2012.


1. Creating Global Shipping: Aristotle Onassis, the Vagliano Brothers and the Business of Shipping, c.1820-1970, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019.

2. (with Dimitris Dimitropoulos and David J. Starkey), Corsairs and Pirates in the Eastern Mediterranean, Fifteenthth-Nineteenth Centuries, Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, Athens 2016

3. (with Katerina Papakonstantinou), Η ναυτιλία των Ελλήνων, 1700-1821 [Greek Shipping, 1700-1821. The Heyday before the Greek Revolution]], Kedros Publications, Athens, 2013

4. (with Ioannis Theotokas), Leadership in World Shipping: Greek Family Firms in International Business, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2009.

5. Α Ηistory of Greek-Owned Shipping. The Making of an International Tramp Fleet, 1830 to the present day, Routledge, 1996.


There are 2578 citations in academic journals, books and doctoral theses in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Japan, Italy, Israel, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States of America.


There are 55 reviews published in academic Journals, periodicals and newspapers of the U.K., Canada, USA, Australia and Greece.

The latest reviews are for the book, Creating Global Shipping: Aristotle Onassis, the Vagliano Brothers, and the Business of Shipping, c. 1820–1970, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019

Richard Sicotte, Business History Review, vol. 94, issue 3, 664-666
Espen Ekberg, Business History, August 2020
Marc Levinson, International Journal of Maritime History, July 2020
C.Knick Harley, Economic History Review, October 2020

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