People of the Northern Seas

Edited by Lewis R. Fischer and Walter Minchinton

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ISBN: 9781786949325

Publication: October 18, 2017

Series: Research in Maritime History 3

This volume aims to continue the expansion of maritime history beyond the narrow definition - ‘the study of ships’ - to include all people involved in seagoing activities. The volume consists of eleven articles exploring the people of Northern seas, spanning the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and primarily focused on Europe. They were originally presented at a 1992 Finland conference of the Association for the History of the Northern Seas. The articles are broad in scope, and are collected here with the intention of stimulating further academic research into the lives and histories of the people of the Northern seas, which the editors, at the time of publication, consider under-examined. The articles are divided into three sections, the first examining livelihoods dependant on the ocean; seamen, fishermen. The second group examines maritime mercantile communities; merchants; shipowners; shipbrokers. The final group examines maritime culture, encompassing the navy and the coastguard.

Contributors / iii-vi Lewis R. Fischer and Walter Minchinton, "Introduction" / vii-xv Contributions Olaf Uwe Janzen, " ‘Une Petite Republic’ in Southwestern Newfoundland: The Limits of Imperial Authority in a Remote Maritime Environment" / 1-33 Judith Ball Bruce, "Changes in Aleut Communities Following Russian Contact" / 35-46 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Five Years Before the Mast: Observations on the Conditions of Maritimes Labour in Finland and Elsewhere" / 47-62 Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen, "Expressions of Longing, Sources of Anxiety? The Significance of Contacts with Home for Finnish Sailors in London and Hull in the Late Nineteenth Century" / 63-79 Ian G. Layton, "Death of a Merchant" / 81-98 George E. Munro, "St Petersburg’s Bills of Exchange in the Russian Economy of the Eighteenth Century" / 99-113 David M. Williams and Jonathan M. Hutchings, "Shipowners and Iron Sailing Ships: The First Twenty Years, 1838-1857" / 115-133 Lewis R. Fischer and Helge W. Nordvik, "The Growth of Norwegian Shipbroking: The Practices of Fearnley and Eger as a Case Study, 1869-1914" / 135-155 Richard H. Warner, "Captain John Deane: Mercenary, Diplomat and Spy" / 157-173 Walter Minchinton, "Her Majesty’s Coastguard" / 175-189 Poul Holm, "Coastal Life, ‘Nordic Culture’ and Nation State: Reflections on the Formation of the Nation State and Maritime History" / 191-204

Format: Ebook

218 Pages

ISBN: 9781786949325

Publication: October 18, 2017

Series: Research in Maritime History 3

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