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Pieces of eight, pieces of eight: seamen's earnings and the venture economy of early modern seafaring

Abstract:

Historians have generally argued that between the medieval period and the eighteenth century seafarers transformed from collaborative adventurers with a share in their vessel to the first international wage‐earning proletariat. This interpretation has drawn upon relatively limited statistical analysis of mariners’ wages, and underestimates the variety of seafarers’ remuneration and economic activities besides wages themselves. This article undertakes a more sustained analysis of seventeenth‐c...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/ehr.12428

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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Economic History Review Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
4
Pages:
1153-1184
Publication date:
2017-02-23
Acceptance date:
2016-07-15
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EISSN:
1468-0289
ISSN:
0013-0117
Pubs id:
pubs:641726
URN:
uri:6959e6c9-12e2-4c06-9f95-da641628b246
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uuid:6959e6c9-12e2-4c06-9f95-da641628b246
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pubs:641726

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