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Resources and Infrastructures in the Maritime Economy, 1500-2000$
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Gordon Boyce and Richard Gorski

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007329

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007329.001.0001

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Resources and Infrastructures in the Danish Maritime Economy: Evidence for the Coastal Zone, 1500-2000

Resources and Infrastructures in the Danish Maritime Economy: Evidence for the Coastal Zone, 1500-2000

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(p.63) Resources and Infrastructures in the Danish Maritime Economy: Evidence for the Coastal Zone, 1500-2000
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Resources and Infrastructures in the Maritime Economy, 1500-2000
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Poul Holm

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007329.003.0005

Historians of the Danish economy usually emphasise the importance of agriculture since Neolithic times. Evidence put forward in this paper suggests that a revision of this perception is necessary. The maritime component of the economy dominated medieval exports, and while the seventeenth century was marked by a decline in maritime activities, the eighteenth century was associated with a resurgence of shipping in particular. This overview looks first at natural resources, population and business statistics, and then goes on to present an historical overview on the development of the main maritime industries, fisheries and shipping, as well as other coastal economic activities in order to understand the relationship between settlement and economic activity. The outcome of this research is a fuller picture of the maritime population and activities of Denmark between 1500 and 2000....

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