Law, Labour, and Empire

Law, Labour, and Empire : Comparative Perspectives on Seafarers, C. 1500-1800

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Law, Labour, and Empire provides a comparative analysis of the development and impact of maritime labour and law in the early modern period.
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  • Paperback | 357 pages
  • 140 x 216mm
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2015 ed.
  • 1349686042
  • 9781349686049

Table of contents

List of Figures, Maps, and Tables Notes on Contributors Introduction; Maria Fusaro, Bernard Allaire, Richard J. Blakemore, and Tijl Vanneste 1. Overview: Trades, Ports and Ships: The Roots of Difference in Sailors' Lives; Richard W. Unger PART I: SAILORS AND LAW 2. The Invasion of Northern Litigants: English and Dutch Seamen in Mediterranean Courts of Law; Maria Fusaro 3. Until the Very Last Nail: English Seafaring and Wage Litigation in Seventeenth-Century Livorno; Andrea Addobbati 4. Sailors' Legal Rights in a Mediterranean Hub: the Case of Malta; Joan Abela 5. Between Oléron and Colbert: The Evolution of French Maritime Law until the Seventeenth Century; Bernard Allaire 6. The Legal World of English Sailors, c. 1575-1729; Richard J. Blakemore PART II: SAILORS AND LABOUR 7. Sailing through the Strait: Seamen's Professional Trajectories from a Segmented Labour Market in Holland to a Fragmented Mediterranean; Tijl Vanneste 8. The Hanseatics in Southern Europe: Structure and Payment of German Long-Distance Shipping, 1630-1700; Magnus Ressel 9. Mobility, Migration and Human Capital in the Long Eighteenth Century: The Life of Joseph Anton Ponsaing; Jelle van Lottum, Catherine Sumnall, and Aske Brock 10. Dividing the Spoils: Research into the Paybook and Other Documents relating to the Privateering Voyage of the Duke and Dutchess, 1711; Tim Beattie 11. Coral Fishermen in Barbary in the Eighteenth Century: Between Norms and Practices; Olivier Lopez PART III: SAILORS AND EMPIRE 12. Portuguese Seafarers: Informal Agents of Empire Building; Amélia Polónia 13. Spanish Mariners in a Global Context; Carla Rahn Phillips 14. Deserters, Mutineers and Criminals: British Sailors and Problems of Port Jurisdiction in Genoa and Livorno during the Eighteenth Century; Danilo Pedemonte 15. Claiming their Rights? Indian Sailors under the Dutch East India Company ; Matthias van Rossum 16. Chinese Seamen in London and St Helena in the Early Nineteenth Century ; Yóu bó q?ng Afterword; Maria Fusaro General Bibliography
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