New Directions in Norwegian Maritime History

Edited by Lewis R. Fischer and Even Lange

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ISBN: 9780986497360

Publication: January 1, 2011

Series: Research in Maritime History 46

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This book is a wide-reaching study of Norwegian maritime history and developments within the discipline. It brings together the research efforts of a University of Oslo project aiming to further understand Norwegian shipping history between 1814 and 2014, and the work of a new generation of maritime historians. Structured into three sections - global integration, political issues, and success and failure - the volume covers a broad range of maritime topics that have influenced both Norwegian economic development and Norwegian cultural identity. Through analysis it discovers that in the last few decades Norwegian shipping has been plagued by multiple troubles, whilst simultaneously becoming less crucial to the Norwegian economy in favour of offshore petroleum production. However, it reiterates the historical importance of shipping to the economic development of Norway, and asserts that historians have begun to treat it as the centre from which other industries grew.

About the Editors / iii Contributors' Notes / v Introduction / 1 Global Integration Jan Tore Klovland, “A Great Hundred Years of Timber Freights, 1757-1876” / 7 Camilla Brautaset, “When Distance Matters: The Output of the Norwegian Merchant Fleet, 1830-1865” / 37 Dag Hundstad, “The Silver Schooner” / 57 Political Issues Elisabeth Solvang Koren, “In a Peculiar Position: Merchant Seamen in Norwegian Health Policy, 1890-1940” / 83 Per Kristian Sebak, “The Norwegian-American Line: State Incentives and Mediations with Dominant Market Players” / 101 Eivind Merok, “After the Boom: The Political Economy of Shipping in Norway in the Interwar Period” / 125 Andreas Nyb�, “International Maritime Trade Politics and the Case of Norway, 1948-1990” / 151 Success and Failure Morten Hammerborg, “Inheriting Strategies: Understanding Different Approaches to Shipping during the World War I Boom in Haugesund, Norway” / 177 Trygve Gulbrandsen, “Why Did They Fail? Business Exits among Norwegian Shipping Companies since 1970” / 199 Stig Tenold and Karl Ove Aarbu, “Little Man, What Now? Company Deaths in Norwegian Shipping, 1960-1980” / 233 Espen Ekberg, “The Growth of the Deep-Sea Car-Carrying Industry, 1960-2008” / 253

Format: Paperback

Size: 230 x 150 mm

276 Pages

ISBN: 9780986497360

Publication: January 1, 2011

Series: Research in Maritime History 46

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