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Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Paul C. van Royen (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

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 ... More


Maritime Labour in the Netherlands, 1570-1870

Karel Davids

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a survey on aggregate data on maritime labour in the Netherlands. It explores the existing historical record on maritime labour and argues for an increase in micro-level ... More


Notes from an Outsider

Marcel van der Linden

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0017
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter concludes the volume with a commentary on the previous essays. It praises the collaborative work of experts for providing a database of interpretation and case studies that offer ... More


The International Maritime Labour Market (Sixteenth-Nineteenth Centuries)

Jan Lucassen

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the modes of the recruitment of seamen in European countries with changing economic positions from the sixteenth to nineteenth century. It discusses the four divisions of ... More


The “National” Maritime Labour Market: Looking for Common Characteristics

Paul C. van Royen

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This initial chapter attempts to provide a survey of the Western European maritime labour market between 1570 and 1870, but in doing so addresses the difficulties in finding reliable and precise ... More


English Sailors, 1570-1775

Peter Earle

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter describes the competition Britain faced in its two century journey of becoming the possessor of the world’s largest trading fleet and the world’s most powerful navy. It stops at several ... More


Danish Sailors, 1570-1870

Hans Chr. Johansen

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter addresses Danish maritime history over 300 years, from 1570 to 1870. It reports ship and crew sizes in the Danish merchant marine, deep-sea fishery and whaling industries, and describes ... More


The Labour Market for Sailors in France

T.J.A. Le Goff

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0015
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter discusses the growth in the French shipping and fishing industries between 1661 and 1789, and focuses in particular on the French seafaring population and role of naval conscription ... More


Sailors in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium (16th-19th Centuries)

Roland Baetens

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0014
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the lives and social status of seamen in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium, and provides insight on the respective country’s labour market. It sheds light on the sailor ... More


The Labour Market for Sailors in Spain, 1570-1870

Carla Rahn Phillips

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0016
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter describes Spain’s relationship with the sea over the years 1570 to 1870. The article concentrates on the reported numbers of sailors working in Spanish fleets and discusses their lives; ... More


Career Patterns

Jaap R. Bruijn

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter uses the biography of Jens Jacob Eschels, a North Frisian sea-farer, to build a report of what a career at sea involved. Discussed in the chapter are the decisions and factors for and ... More


Labour Conditions

Femme Gaastra

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a discussion of the various labour conditions for sailors in the sixteenth to nineteenth century. It analyses the skewed relationship between employer and labourer and, in some ... More


German Sailors, 1650-1900

Michael North

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0013
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the German shipping industry during the years 1650–1900, and places focus on Hamburg’s merchant fleet in particular. It investigates the lives of the fleet’s sailors, including ... More


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