Tito Antoni (1915–2000) can be considered the real pioneer of the internationalization of Italian accounting historical studies. Antoni was one of the first Italian scholars to present his own papers in international fora. In 1973, he presented a paper at the First International Congress of Mediterranean History on the subject of Majorcan ledgers concerning the “Lou dels Pizans” (the arbitration award of the Pisan Republic) in the 13th century.

In 1976, Antoni attended the “Second World Congress of Accounting Historians” held in Atlanta, Georgia on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. There were only 13 papers accepted and Antoni presented the English version of an article just published in the Italian Journal of Accounting and Economia Aziendale called “The Pisan Document of Philadelphia naval account of the first decades of the XII century.”

In August 1980 he was one of the...

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