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Title Roles of the sea in medieval England / edited by Richard Gorski
Published Woodbridge, U.K. ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (viii, 194 pages, [2] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents Roles of the sea : views from the shore / Richard Gorski -- Changes in ship design and construction : England in the European mould / Richard W. Unger -- The value of the Cinque Ports to the Crown 1200-1500 / Susan Rose -- The contribution of the Cinque Ports to the Wars of Edward II and Edward III : new methodologies and estimates / Craig Lambert -- Keeping the seas : England's Admirals, 1369-1389 / David Simpkin -- The cost-benefit analysis of a fourteenth-century naval campaign : Margate/Cadzand, 1387 / Tony K. Moore -- Piracy and Anglo-Hanseatic relations, 1385-1420 / Marcus Pitcaithly -- 'Herring of Sligo and Salmon of Bann' : Bristol's maritime trade with Ireland in the fifteenth century / Tim Bowly -- How much did the sea matter in medieval England (c.1200-c.1500)? / Ian Friel
Summary "England's relationship with the sea in the later Middle Ages has been unjustly neglected, a gap which this volume seeks to fill. The physical fact of the kingdom's insularity made the seas around England fundamentally important to its development within the British Isles and in relation to mainland Europe. At times they acted as barriers; but they also, and more often, served as highways of exchange, transport and communication, and it is this aspect which the essays collected here emphasise. Mindful that the exploitation of the sea required specialist technology and personnel, and that England's maritime frontiers raised serious issues of jurisdiction, security, and international diplomacy, the chapters explore several key roles performed by the sea during the period c.1200-c.1500. Foremost among them is war: the infrastructure, logistics, politics, and personnel of English seaborne expeditions are assessed, most notably for the period of the Hundred Years War. What emerges from this is a demonstration of the sophisticated, but not infallible, methods of raising and using ships, men and material for war in a period before England possessed a permanent navy. The second major facet of England's relationship with the sea was the generation of wealth: this is addressed in its own right and as an intrinsic aspect of warfare and piracy. Richard Gorski is Philip Nicholas Memorial Lecturer in Maritime History at the University of Hull. Contributors: Richard Gorski, Richard W. Unger, Susan Rose, Craig Lambert, David Simpkin, Tony K. Moore, Marcus Pitcaithly, Tim Bowly, Ian Friel."
Notes "Most of the essays in this volume were first presented at a conference held at Rye [West Sussex] in October 2008"--Page 1
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Kanada Department of Regional Economic Expansion gnd
Subject Seafaring life -- England -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Coasts -- England -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Ships -- England -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / Pictorial
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
Seafaring life
Sjömansliv -- historia -- Storbritannien -- medeltiden.
Fartyg -- historia -- Storbritannien -- medeltiden.
SUBJECT England -- History, Naval -- Congresses
Subject England
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Naval history
Form Electronic book
Author Gorski, Richard, 1971- editor.
ISBN 9781782048732