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Of the shipwreck that Happened To Baltasar de Castro and others on a ship from Spain bound for this island of hispaniola with a cargo of mares; of the seventy-nine persons on board, forty-six were drowned and thirty-three were miraculously saved.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the shipwreck that happened to Baltasar de Castro and others on a ship from Spain bound for Hispaniola with a cargo of mares. It states that of the seventy-nine persons on ... More


Of the unfortunate event and shipwreck (which some have attributed to a lack of prudence) of a pilot named Juan Bermúdez, who departed the port of this city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola bound for Castile in the year 1538 and returned from the Azores the following year, 1539, without making Spain.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0022
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In 1538, Fernando Gorjón sent to Castile a ship he owned with a cargo of crates of sugar, cowhides, and cassia. The ship sailed with good weather from the port of Santo Domingo and, following the ... More


Of shipwrecks and the very marvelous occurrence that is here recounted.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0029
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter tells the story of a ship with many passengers aboard which left the city of Santo Domingo for Spain with cargo. After some days sailing, the ship began taking on so much water that two ... More


Of three ships two hundred or more leagues out to sea that miraculously escaped disaster with all their people aboard and managed to return to Puerto Plata on this Island of Hispaniola.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In August 1533, a ship loaded with cargo sailed from Santo Domingo bound for Spain. En route, while still close to this island, the ship's master, named San Juan de Ermúa, fell sick. His illness ... More


Political subsystems in Oaxaca’s Usos y Costumbres municipalities: A typology based on the civil-religious service Bbckground of mayors

Carlos Sorroza Polo and Michael S. Danielson

in Latin America's Multicultural Movements: The Struggle Between Communitarianism, Autonomy, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936267
eISBN:
9780199333066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936267.003.0041
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Policies such as the recognition of usos y constumbres (UC) in Oaxaca, Mexico, purport to extend the right to self-determination to Indigenous communities. But traditional systems of community ... More


Community strength and customary law: Explaining migrant participation in indigenous Oaxaca

Michael S. Danielson

in Latin America's Multicultural Movements: The Struggle Between Communitarianism, Autonomy, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936267
eISBN:
9780199333066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936267.003.0053
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the range of practices employed by Indigenous communities and authorities in Oaxaca’s usos y costumbres (UC) municipalities in response to the many challenges posed by ... More


Commodity Millennialism: Papuan Cargo Cults (Twentieth Century)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the “kago-kuts” of Papua New Guinea from the beginning of the twentieth century to their post–World War II manifestations. Here local natives, watching Western cargo planes ... More


Shipping and Trade, Cargo Trades

David M. Williams and Andrew P. White

in A Select Bibliography of British and Irish University Theses about Maritime History, 1792-1990

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588504
eISBN:
9781786944931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588504.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

A bibliography of post-graduate theses concerning the Cargo Trade of Coal; Grain; Guano; Opium; Salt; Sugar; Tea; Timber; Tobacco; Wine and Spirits; Wool, and more.


A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Freemantle, 1897 to 1997

Malcolm Tull

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128824
eISBN:
9781786944825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128824.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This volume concerns the history of the Australian port of Fremantle, located on the edge of Western Australia and the Indian Ocean, throughout the hundred years of frequent changes to its structure ... More


The Establishment and Development of the Chinese-Owned Insurance Sector

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Toward the end of the Qing Dynasty, foreign insurers in China began to open up to investments from local merchants. However, Chinese investors were entitled only to profits and not voting rights or ... More


Heavy Freight in Archaic Greece

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the use of oared galleys for overseas enterprise in archaic Greece. It focuses on sea-borne freight as a central problem, omitting land transport, partly because the inherent ... More


Orunmila/Orúnmila, Orunla/Orúnla, Orula/Orúla: God of Wisdom and the Oracle

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the God of Wisdom and the Oracle, who is known by many names. While the god is known as Orunmila/Orunla/Orula in Africa, he is called Orúnmila/Orúnla/Orúla in Cuba. The worship ... More


Culture

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter engages material culture in the study of religion. Referring to bodies, objects, and places, material culture in religion is the sacred vitality of things. Rejecting the division between ... More


Oceans

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the circulations of religion across vast bodies of water. With special attention to the work of Charles H. Long, who has been a cartographer of oceans in the study of religion, ... More


East India Ships and Chop Boats

Susan E. Schopp

in Sino-French Trade at Canton, 1698-1842

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9789888528509
eISBN:
9789888180110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528509.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 3 focuses on two types of watercraft that were essential to Sino-French trade at Canton. East India ships were built to withstand the rigors of the long-haul voyage between Europe and Asia; ... More


Getting to Nagasaki, Loading Cargo, and the Voyage to Shanghai

Joshua A. Fogel

in Maiden Voyage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520283305
eISBN:
9780520959170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283305.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on how the Senzaimaru reached Nagasaki. It describes the inspection and eventual loading of cargo onto the Senzaimaru, as well as the cargo that the Japanese ultimately brought ... More


Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge and Its French Connection

Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing and Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton

in Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061580
eISBN:
9780813051246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061580.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The authors will present original and recently gathered data that provide demonstrative proof that the Beaufort Inlet shipwreck (31CR314) in North Carolina is indeed Blackbeard’s flagship. Not ... More


Nautical Archaeology of a Shipwreck: The Ship’s Architecture

James D. Spirek and Joseph Cozzi

in Florida's Lost Galleon: The Emanuel Point Shipwreck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056760
eISBN:
9780813053523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056760.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter explores the well-preserved lower hull of the Emanuel Point Shipwreck during two campaigns of methodical excavation. We investigate and study the ship’s central mainmast and pump well; ... More


England’s First Transatlantic Labour Trade, 1618–1718

John Wareing

in Indentured Migration and the Servant Trade from London to America, 1618–1718: 'There is Great Want of Servants'

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788904
eISBN:
9780191830938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788904.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The servant trade to America was structured within a business model determined by motive, opportunity, and means. The prime motive was profit for colonial landowners, merchants, procurers, and ... More


The Magical Power of Words

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Almost all his life, Mamina Yegbe lived under a colonial regime.He had imagined it to be like chieftaincy—a source of order and benevolent power.If the great chief Belikoro could conjure ... More


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