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This volume traces the long-standing relationship between Scotland, the Scots and the sea from the early historic period to the present day. The coastal environment, traditional and modern boat - and shipbuilding and maritime trade are explored, as are the various types of fishing that have been practised in Scotland over the centuries. There are also chapters on specific ethnological matters, such as sea clothing and equipment, the sea-vocabulary of fishermen and the role of women in fishing communities. Comprising twenty-six chapters, this multi-authored volume shows that, as a medium of contact, a highway for trade, and an important source of food, the sea has had a deep and lasting influence not only on everyday life and society in Scotland, but also on Scotland's development as a nation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904607748
ISBN-10: 1904607748
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 43mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: John Donald Short Run Press
Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James R. Coull

James Coull is an editor and author whohas written nautical-history volumes, including "Sea Fisheries of Scotland." Alexander Fenton isaconsultant for the European Ethnological Research Center. Heserved as senior assistant editor of the "Scottish National Dictionary" and as director of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. Kenneth Veitch is an editor and author whose work includes"The Jurisdiction of Medical Law.""