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Those Emblems of Hell?European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870$
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Paul C. van Royen

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780968128831

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.001.0001

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The Labour Market for Sailors in Spain, 1570-1870

The Labour Market for Sailors in Spain, 1570-1870

(p.329) The Labour Market for Sailors in Spain, 1570-1870
Those Emblems of Hell?

Carla Rahn Phillips

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes Spain’s relationship with the sea over the years 1570 to 1870. The article concentrates on the reported numbers of sailors working in Spanish fleets and discusses their lives; characteristics; culture; origin; salaries and recruitment process. Also discussed in the chapter is the involvement of the government; group formation and striking; and mobility between seafaring careers.

Keywords:   Spanish Sailors, Spanish Maritime History, Spanish Maritime Labour, Spanish Maritime Trade, International Maritime History, European Maritime History

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