Smuggling has been inﬂuential and dominant in the south Funen archipelago since the Middle Ages, but has not been thoroughly subjected to closer analysis. The work done on smuggling tends to interpret it in strictly economic terms. This article aims to dissect smuggling as a phenomenon and test whether or not economic theory is sufﬁcient for an understanding of its history. The article argues that although proﬁt remains at the core of smuggling, several other factors have determined its development. The conclusion is that cultural acceptance of smuggling as a profession, access to smuggler markets and goods via maritime industries and changing borders all play a large role in understanding the history of smuggling.
|Number of pages||161|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|