Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The World of the Medieval Shipmaster: Law, Business and the Sea, c.1350-c.1450 (Hardback)
  • The World of the Medieval Shipmaster: Law, Business and the Sea, c.1350-c.1450 (Hardback)
zoom

The World of the Medieval Shipmaster: Law, Business and the Sea, c.1350-c.1450 (Hardback)

(author)
£50.00
Hardback 270 Pages / Published: 16/04/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Despite a background of war, piracy, depopulation, bullion shortages, adverse political decisions, legal uncertainties and deteriorating weather conditions, between the mid-fourteenth and the mid-fifteenth centuries the English merchant shipping industry thrived. New markets were developed, voyages became longer, ships and cargoes increased in size and value, and an interest in ship ownership as an investment spread throughout the community. Using a rich range of examples drawn from court and parliamentary records, contemporary literature and the codifications of maritime law, this book illuminates the evolving management and commercial practices which developed to regulate the relationships between shipowners, shipmasters, crews and shipping merchants. It also brings to life ship performance, navigation, seamanship, and the frequently harsh conditions on board.

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781843834557
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An extremely welcome review. [...] Well written and referenced, it is a noteworthy contribution. SPECULUM An invaluable book which will be required reading for all those interested in medieval maritime history and the development of business practice in the medieval world. JOURNAL FOR MARITIME RESEARCH [B]eschreibt lebensnah die rechtlichen, wirtschaftlichen, organisatorischen und nautischen Anforderungen, die der Kapitaen in der bluhenden englischen Handelsschiffahrt zu erfullen hatte. DEUTSCHES ARCHIV FUER DIE ERFORSCHUNG DES MITTELALTERS Will be required reading for all those interested in medieval ships and also the development of business practice in the medieval world. NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY [A] masterly study. THE RICARDIAN Ward's expertly researched book provides a full reconstruction of the life of a medieval shipmaster. [...] Very few maritime historians have accepted the challenge of approaching medieval seafaring from a social historian's perspective. Robin Ward has, and has done it admirably. And for that reason, The World of the Medieval Shipmaster should become a classic in its field. NAUTICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL This entertaining product of detailed scholarship will fascinate readers of early history as it brings to life ship performance, navigation and seamanship. Maritime historians will appreciate Ward's meticulous research, comprehensive appendices, transcriptions, translations and dissections of medieval legal texts. NORTHERN MARINER A handsome and resourceful study. [...] It delivers a series of rewarding insights that will provide new starting points for future studies. [...] Students coming into the field of medieval maritime history and Chaucerians wishing to refine their readings of the Shipman will benefit tremendously from this book. For all other medievalists [it] will become the best guide to an arcane discipline. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

You may also be interested in...

The Wooden World
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Nelson
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
When I Heard the Bell
Added to basket
1421
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Last Grain Race
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
EMPIRE OF THE SEAS
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Sextant
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Maritime Norfolk: Part One
Added to basket
Jack Tar
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Admirals
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Ship Spotter's Guide
Added to basket
Piers and Other Seaside Architecture
Added to basket
The Real Cruel Sea
Added to basket
Shipwreck
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
1434
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Edge of the World
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.