Louis Sicking is lecturer in history at the University of Leiden. He has published extensively on maritime and overseas history including Neptune and the Netherlands. State, economy, and war at sea in the Renaissance (Brill, 2004) and Colonial Borderlands: France and the Netherlands in the Atlantic in the 19th century,(Brill, 2008).
Darlene Abreu-Ferreira is an associate history professor at the University of Winnipeg. She has published on the early modern Portuguese-Newfoundland cod trade and on early modern Portuguese women. She is presently working on a study of women and crime in early modern Portugal.
All those interested in the history of the fisheries, zooarchaeology, medieval archaeology, maritime history, social, economic and institutional history, the history of marine life, environmental history, and the history of the landscape.
"The book they have assembled is admirable. It not only helps correct the neglect of the early commercial fisheries, but also serves to extend the scholarly horizons of fisheries history in temporal, spatial, topical and interdisciplinary directions", DAVID J. STARKEY University of Hull, in Scottish Historical Review, 90/2, 2011, 318-20 DOI: 10.3366/shr.2011.0041
Table of contents
List of Ilustrations
List of Contributors
Section One Landscape, Settlements and Spatial Organization
1. 'Dark Age Economics' revisited: the English Fish-Bone Evidence 600-1600
2. Viking Age Economics and the Origins of Commercial Cod Fisheries in the North Atlantic
3. Undertsanding a MEdieval Fishing Settlement along the Southern North Sea: Walraversijde, c. 1200-1630
4. Transformation of the MAritime Culturak Landscape of Atalntic Cnada by Migratory European Fishermen, 1500-1800
Section Two Trade, Profitability and Taxation
5. The Medieval Herring Fishery in the Western Baltic
6.Fish, Stock and Barrel. Changes in the Stockfish Trade in Northern Europe, c. 1360-1560
7. The 'Golden Mountain': An Economic Analysis of Holland's Early Modern Herring Fisheries
8. The Evolution of Portugese Fisheries in the Medieval and Early Modern Period. A Fiscal Approach
Section Three Consumption, Communication and Cooperation
9.Carp in teh City. Fish-Farming Ponds and Urban Dynamics in Brabant and Hainaut, c. 1100-1500
10. Fish for Feast and Fast. Fish Consumption in the Netherlands in the Late Middle Ages
11. 'Our Triumph of Holland'. War, Violence, and the Herring Fishery of the Low Countries, c. 1400-1650
12. Women in Dutch Fishing Communities. The Cases of Ter Heijde and Maassluis, c. 1600-1700
13. Talking Fish. Co-operation and Communication in teh Dutch North Sea Herring Fisheries, c. 1600-1850