Those Emblems of Hell?

BookThose Emblems of Hell?

Those Emblems of Hell?

European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Research in Maritime History, 13


October 18th, 2017

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This volume collects a series of reports from maritime historians across Europe, aiming to provide a coherent historical trajectory of the lives of European sailors and their dealings with the maritime labour market; the reports were presented at The Hague’s 1994 conference, ’European Sailors, 1570-1870.’ The core areas discussed in the first half of the volume include: the national maritime labour market; the international maritime labour market; working conditions for sailors; and career patterns. The second half features reports detailing the sailing history of a selection European countries:- the Netherlands; England; Scotland; Britain as a whole; Iceland; Norway; Finland; Denmark; Germany; Belgium; France; and Spain. Each report responds to a set of questions distributed by the commissioning editors, so that the data from each country can be compared and contrasted. Questions considered include the number of sailors represented in the navy, mercantile, marine, or whaling industries; the socio-economic background of sailors; wage details; recruitment policies; strikes; mutinies; and career mobility amongst sailors. The volume provides an overview of the history of sailors to enable a strengthening of data in the field of maritime history as it continues to develop and extend.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Copyright Page4
"The 'National' Maritime Labour Market: Looking for Common Characteristics"15
"The International Maritime Labour Market (Sixteenth- Nineteenth Centuries)"25
"Career Patterns"39
"Labour Conditions"49
"Maritime Labour in the Netherlands, 1570-1870"55
"English Sailors, 1570-1775"87
"British Sailors, 1775-1870"107
"Scottish Sailors"133
"The International Labour Market for Seamen, 1600- 1900: Norway and Norwegian Participation"187
"Finnish Sailors, 1750-1870"225
"Danish Sailors, 1570-1870"247
"German Sailors, 1650-1900"267
"Sailors in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium (16th- 19th Centuries)"281
"The Labour Market for Sailors in France"301
"The Labour Market for Sailors in Spain, 1570- 1870"343
"Notes from an Outsider"363