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Sail and Steam: Selected Maritime Writings of Yrjö Kaukiainen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007374
eISBN:
9781786944672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007374.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This collection provides a tribute to the career of maritime historian Yrjö Kaukiainen, composed upon his retirement from the University of Helsinki. It collects seventeen of his maritime essays ... More


Merchant Organization and Maritime Trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815

Olaf Uwe Janzen (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128855
eISBN:
9781786944795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128855.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal presents the challenges faced by maritime merchants operating in the North Atlantic in the early modern period, and examines the opportunities, aspirations, and methods utilised in the ... More


New Directions in Norwegian Maritime History

Lewis R. Fischer and Even Lange (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497360
eISBN:
9781786944481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497360.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

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 ... More


Resource Flows and Economic Development

Gordon Boyce

in Resources and Infrastructures in the Maritime Economy, 1500-2000

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007329
eISBN:
9781786944726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007329.003.0102
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This section explores the flow of resources and the economic development of the international shipping industry through analysis of three separate components. The first sub-section provides a ... More


The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Ralph Davis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This volume is a reprint of Ralph Davis’ seminal 1962 book, The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. The aim was to examine the economic reasons for the ... More


Trade, Migration and Urban Networks in Port Cities, c. 1640-1940

Adrian Jarvis and Robert Lee (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893489
eISBN:
9781786944566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893489.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This study offers an exploration of the role of merchants throughout maritime history through the analysis of maritime trade networks. It attempts to fill in the gaps in the historiography to ... More


British Shipping and World Competition

S G Sturmey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This work is a reprint of a 1962 book, British Shipping and World Competition, by maritime economist Dr S. G. Sturmey. It seeks to explain why the tonnage of ships registered in the United Kingdom ... More


Tankers in Trouble: orwegian Shipping and the Crisis of the 1970s and 1980s

Stig Tenold

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893427
eISBN:
9781786944627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893427.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book analyses the causes and effects of the shipping market crisis in the 1970s and 1980s - the most severe of the twentieth century. It approaches the subject from three viewpoints. The first ... More


Conclusion

Lewis Johnman and Hugh Murphy

in Scott Lithgow: Dejá Vu All Over Again! The Rise and Fall of a Shipbuilding Company

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893403
eISBN:
9781786944641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893403.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

The conclusion cites management failure as the core reason for the decline of Scott Lithgow, a combination of the inaccurately perceived superiority of British ships; reluctance to modernise; and ... More


Merchant Organization and Maritime Trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815: Some Reflections

Henry G. Roseveare

in Merchant Organization and Maritime Trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128855
eISBN:
9781786944795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128855.003.0011
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter closes the volume with a commentary on the collected papers. It commends the paper for offering a thoughtful and original study on merchant organisation and maritime trade in the ... More


The Atlantic

Mark C. Hunter

in Policing the Seas: Anglo-American Relations and the Equatorial Atlantic, 1819-1865

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893465
eISBN:
9781786944580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893465.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter places the goals and the naval structures of Britain and America into the context of economic development and international relations in the equatorial Atlantic. It introduces the ... More


Why Are the Major Oil Companies Selling Off their Fleets? The Case of Total

Benoît Doessant and Samir Saul

in Maritime History as Global History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497339
eISBN:
9781786944511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.003.0010
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a case study of the French oil company, Total, in attempt to explain why they changed business strategy and chartered international fleets instead of transporting the oil ... More


Late Nineteenth-Century Freight Rates Revisited: Some Evidence from the British Coastal Coal Trade

John Armstrong

in The Vital Spark: The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497308
eISBN:
9781786944542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter analyses previous studies of maritime freight rates and offers a statistical and economic analysis of the British coastal trade. It explores the methodology of calculating freight rates, ... More


Finance

Gordon Boyce

in The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise: The Furness Interest, 1892-1919

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497391
eISBN:
9781786944450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497391.003.0010
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores Furness Withy’s financial structure and performance, data that offers insights into the policies of a firm operating solidly while the shipping industry and British business in ... More


Promotion, Speculation and Their Outcome: The “Steamship Mania” of 1824-1825

John Armstrong and David M. Williams

in The Impact of Technological Change: The Early Steamship in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497377
eISBN:
9781786944474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497377.003.0011
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the perceived upswing in steamship ownership in 1824-1825 due to the boom in the stock exchange and the growth of joint-stock ownership schemes. It begins by explaining the ... More


American Shipping into the Mediterranean during the French Wars: A First Approach

Silvia Marzagalli

in Rough Waters: American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497346
eISBN:
9781786944504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497346.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines American consular records in order to understand the priorities of the United States and the configuration of American shipping within the Mediterranean during the French ... More


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