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Published: 01 December 1997

374 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780968128831

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Those Emblems of Hell?

European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Edited by Paul C. van Royen

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • 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
  • 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