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1st Edition

A Short History of the World's Shipping Industry

ISBN 9780415612913
Published July 16, 2015 by Routledge
344 Pages

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Book Description

This book outlines the story of shipping as a business and describes the way in which, at each period of the world's history, merchant ships were owned and operated. It provides information on the relations between ship-owners and governments, and the conditions of life and work afloat.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Sea as Barrier and Highway 1. 'Ships of Tarshish' - The Sea-Traders of Antiquity 2. 'Brides of the Adriatic' - The Mediterranean Epoch 3. King Herring and Golden Fleece - The Early Shipping Industry of Northern Europe 4. The Wealth of the Indies - The Opening of the Ocean Routes 5. Merchant Adventurers - The Rise of England 6. 'The prodigious increase of the Netherlands' - The Dutch as General Carriers 7. 'Ships, Colonies and Commerce' - The Era of the Navigation Acts 8. 'The Shipping Interest' - The Carrying Trade in the Eighteenth Century 9. 'White Wings' and 'Tin Kettles' - The Clipper Ship Ear and the Rise of Steam 10. Liners and Tramps - The Evolution of the Modern Shipping Industry 11. Competition and Combination - The Organisation of Modern Shipping 12. The World's Key Industry - The Shipping Industries Today

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C. Ernest Fayle