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International Merchant Shipping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: The Comparative Dimension

Lewis R. Fischer and Even Lange


This book compiles seven essays concerning changes to merchant shipping over the hundred and fifty years between 1850 and 2000, and spanning a range of countries, with particular focus on Norway, Greece, Japan, and England. The essays are linked by the theme of change: from traditional to modern shipping; in fluctuating cargo demands; from sail to steam; wood to iron; in improvements in communication technologies; in political natures and affiliations; in seafaring skillsets; in the advent of containerisation and advent of globalisation. The overall aim is to construct a solid international co ... More

Keywords: Norwegian Shipping, Greek Shipping, Japanese Shipping, Modern Shipping, British Shipping, Containerisation, Globalisation, Maritime Industrialisation, National Fleets, Shipping Technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780973893472
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973893472.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lewis R. Fischer, editor

Even Lange, editor