During the early modern period the administrative and physical borders in the Alps were never an obstacle for rural people, often forced to move for supporting, through seasonal work, the precarious local economy. In the case of the Venetian-Tyrolese border the constant passage of men, animals and goods obligated the Austrian government to intervene with several rules. The centuries-old commercial relationship between the Remondini printers from Bassano – one of the greatest examples of production and distribution of prints and books in the early modern Europe – and the street vendors from Valle di Tesino, in the Austrian Tyrol, offer us a significant example of how the regulations on borders and the prohibitions on the itinerant trade have accompanied and conditioned the history of Alpine migrations. From the analysis of a wide archival documentation the purpose of the paper is to examine the commercial relations which took place in the Venetian-Tyrolese border area.
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