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The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Ralph Davis

Abstract

This volume is a reprint of Ralph Davis’ seminal 1962 book, The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. The aim was to examine the economic reasons for the growth of British shipping before the arrival of modern technology, with a particular attention on overseas trade. The study can roughly be divided into two halves. The first is an in-depth exploration the roles within the shipping industry, from shipbuilders and shipowners to seamen and masters, from an economic perspective. The second is a chapter-by-chapter review of British overseas trade with ... More

Keywords: Maritime Merchants, British Maritime Trade, Shipping Markets, Shipping Statistics, Maritime Economics, British Economic History, Colonial Trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780986497384
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph Davis, author