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Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing
Barrett, J.H.; Orton, D.C. (Ed.) (2016). Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. Oxbow Books: Oxford & Philadelphia. ISBN 978-1-78570-239-6. ix, 272 pp.

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    VLIZ: Fisheries General FIG.270 [294396]

Keywords
    Archaeology; Cod fisheries; Herring fisheries; Historical account; Middle Ages; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Barrett, J.H., editor
  • Orton, D.C., editor

Content
  • Barrett, J.H. (2016). Studying medieval sea fishing and fish trade: how and why, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 1-10, more
  • Holm, P. (2016). Commercial sea fisheries in the Baltic region c. AD 1000-1600, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 13-22, more
  • Kowaleski, M. (2016). The early documentary evidence for the commercialisation of the sea fisheries in medieval Britain, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 23-41, more
  • Nielssen, A.R. (2016). Early commercial fisheries and the interplay among farm, fishing station and fishing village in North Norway, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 42-49, more
  • Nedkvitne, A. (2016). The development of the Norwegian long-distance stockfish trade, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 50-59, more
  • Sørheim, H. (2016). The birth of commercial fisheries and the trade of stockfish in the Borgunfjord, Norway, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 60-70, more
  • Vésteinsson, O. (2016). Commercial fishing and the political economy of medieval Iceland, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 71-79, more
  • Gardiner, M. (2016). The character of commercial fishing in Icelandic waters in the fiftheenth century, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 80-90, more
  • Breen, C. (2016). Marine fisheries and society in medieval Ireland, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 91-98, more
  • Locker, A. (2016). The decline in consumption of stored cod and herring in post-medieval and early industrialised England: a change in food culture, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 99-107, more
  • Lõugas, L. (2016). Fishing and fish trade during the Viking Age and Middle Ages in the eastern and western Baltic Sea regions, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 111-116, more
  • Makowiecki, D.; Orton, D.C.; Barrett, J.H. (2016). Cod and herring in medieval Poland, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 117-132, more
  • Enghoff, I.B. (2016). Herring and cod in Denmark, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 133-155, more
  • Van Neer, W.; Ervynck, A. (2016). The rise of sea-fish consumption in inland Flanders, Belgium, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 156-171, more
  • Harland, J.; Jones, A.K.G.; Orton, D.C.; Barrett, J.H. (2016). Fishing and fish trade in medieval York: the zooarchaeological evidence, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 172-204, more
  • Orton, D.C.; Locker, A.; Morris, J.; Barrett, J.H. (2016). Fish for London, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 205-214, more
  • Reynolds, R. (2016). The social complexities of early marine fish consumption: new evidence from southeast England, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 215-220, more
  • Hufthammer, A.K. (2016). Fish trade in Norway AD 800-1400: zooarchaeological evidence, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 221-230, more
  • Hamilton-Dyer, S. (2016). Exploring the contrasts: fish-bone assemblages from medieval Ireland, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 231-238, more
  • Müldner, G. (2016). Marine fish consumption in medieval Britain: the isotope perspective from human skeletal remains, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 239-249, more
  • Barrett, J.H. (2016). Medieval sea fishing, AD 500-1550: chronology, causes and consequences, in: Barrett, J.H. et al. (Ed.) Cod and herring. The archaeology and history of medieval sea fishing. pp. 250-272, more

Abstract
    Quests for cod, herring and other sea fish had profound impacts on medieval Europe. This interdisciplinary book combines history, archaeology and zooarchaeology to discover the chronology, causes and consequences of these fisheries. It crosscuts traditional temporal and geographical boundaries, ranging from the Migration Period through the Middle Ages into early modern times, and from Iceland to Estonia, Arctic Norway to Belgium. It addresses evidence for human impacts on aquatic ecosystems in some instances and for a negligible medieval footprint on superabundant marine species in others (in contrast with industrial fisheries of the 19th–21st centuries). The book explores both incremental and punctuated changes in marine fishing, providing a unique perspective on the rhythm of Europe’s environmental, demographic, political and social history. The 20 chapters – by experts in their respective fields – cover a range of regions and methodological approaches, but come together to tell a coherent story of long-term change. Regional differences are clear, yet communities of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic, North and Irish Seas also followed trajectories with many resonances. Ultimately they were linked by a pan-European trade network that turned preserved fish into wine, grain and cloth. At the close of the Middle Ages this nascent global network crossed the Atlantic, but its earlier implications were no less pivotal for those who harvested the sea or profited from its abundance.

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