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Almanack

On-line version ISSN 2236-4633

Abstract

RODRIGUES, Jaime. “SEAFARER BY PROFESSION”: ENROLLMENTS OF SEAMEN AND THE MARITIME HISTORY OF PORTUGAL AND ITS DOMAINS IN 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES. Almanack [online]. 2019, n.21, pp.14-38.  Epub Apr 15, 2019. ISSN 2236-4633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2236-463320192102.

This study presents the Enrollment Records of merchant ships that left Lisbon between the second half of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th century. I highlight the potential of this source for studies about circulation of seafarers. Among other topics, this source allows one: to make an inventory of positions and functions on board; to establish individuals’ time of experience and age when they enrolled in professions of the sea; to establish relationships among types of vessels, routes, crew size and travel time; to establish the differences of naturalness, social condition, age, training and experience of the seamen.

Keywords : Maritime History; seafarers; social history of labor.

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