A Maritime History of Scotland, 1650-1790
This text traces the development of the Scottish marine and its institutions during the highly turbulent and formative period 1650-1790, when state intervention and warefare at sea in the pursuit of mercantilist goals largely determined, intentionally and otherwise, the course of events.
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Introduction A 17thcentury Dutch map of the coastline from Bamburgh to Aberdeen
The Advent of the Mercantilist Era
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