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The Baltic and the North seas

Author: D G Kirby; Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen-Lievonen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: Seas in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on the enormous variety of maritime experience in the region of the Baltic and the North Seas, this book questions the assertion that there was a common maritime culture on the shores of these northern seas." "Commencing with the end of the Ice Age, The Baltic and the North Seas includes coverage of the power struggles of the region from the early traders and raiders, through the merchants, princes and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D G Kirby; Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen-Lievonen
ISBN: 0415132827 9780415132824
OCLC Number: 42002769
Description: xi, 353 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The seas discovered --
The seas repulsed --
The seas imagined --
Voyaging --
Boats and ships --
Seafaring and power --
Trade and traders --
Fishing --
Mariners --
Sailors and the sea --
Maritime women --
The seas threatened.
Series Title: Seas in history.
Responsibility: David Kirby and Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen.
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This book reveals how human perception of the northern seas has changed over time by exploring the themes of human relationships and the marine environment.  Read more...

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