Law, Labour, and Empire

Comparative Perspectives on Seafarers, c. 1500-1800

Authors: Fusaro, Maria

Editors: Allaire, B., Blakemore, R., Vanneste, T., Dunford, M. (Eds.)

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Seafarers were the first workers to inhabit a truly international labour market, a sector of industry which, throughout the early modern period, drove European economic and imperial expansion, technological and scientific development, and cultural and material exchanges around the world. This volume adopts a comparative perspective, presenting current research about maritime labourers across three centuries, in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, to understand how seafarers contributed to legal and economic transformation within Europe and across the world. Focusing on the three related themes of legal systems, labouring conditions, and imperial power, these essays explore the dynamic and reciprocal relationship between seafarers' individual and collective agency, and the social and economic frameworks which structured their lives.

About the authors

Richard W. Unger, University of British Columbia, Canada Andrea Addobbati, Università di Pisa, Italy Joan Abela, University of Malta, Malta Magnus Ressel, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany Jelle van Lottum, University of Birmingham, UK Catherine Sumnall Aske Brock, University of Kent, UK Tim Beattie, University of Exeter, UK Olivier Lopez, Aix-Marseille University, France and the University of the Humanities, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Amélia Polónia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal Carla Rahn Phillips, retired from University of Minnesota, USA Danilo Pedemonte, Università di Genova, Italy Matthias van Rossum, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands Yóu bó q?ng, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Overview. Trades, Ports and Ships: The Roots of Difference in Sailors’ Lives

    Unger, Richard W.

    Pages 1-17

  • The Invasion of Northern Litigants: English and Dutch Seamen in Mediterranean Courts of Law

    Fusaro, Maria

    Pages 21-42

  • Until the Very Last Nail: English Seafaring and Wage Litigation in Seventeenth-Century Livorno

    Addobbati, Andrea

    Pages 43-60

  • Sailors’ Legal Rights in a Mediterranean Hub: The Case of Malta

    Abela, Joan

    Pages 61-78

  • Between Oléron and Colbert: The Evolution of French Maritime Law until the Seventeenth Century

    Allaire, Bernard

    Pages 79-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Law, Labour, and Empire
Book Subtitle
Comparative Perspectives on Seafarers, c. 1500-1800
Authors
Editors
  • B. Allaire
  • R. Blakemore
  • T. Vanneste
  • Michael Dunford
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44746-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137447463
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44745-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 357
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