Beyond Iberian Bizcayan shipbuilding: A transnational network in transition,1550-1650

Miranda, Beñat Eguiluz (2019) Beyond Iberian Bizcayan shipbuilding: A transnational network in transition,1550-1650. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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The following pages will concentrate on developing a new understanding of the Bizcayan tradition, what could be considered a sub-category of the Iberian family, including the Portuguese shipbuilding. Initially, I will start by locating the ships built in the area of the North of the Iberian Peninsula, particularly within the provinces of Cantabria, Bizcay and Gipuzkoa, within Spain, as well as Labort, in the South of France. Despite the initial traditional spatial constraint, the propositions in this research challenge traditional archaeological and historical understandings of culture. During the period 1550-1650 major changes affected the shipbuilding industry of this coastline, when trading networks and forestry practices were affected by a reaction from the Monarchy. This reaction was meant to control Bizcayan shipbuilding, according to the justification of the king’s agents; to avoid an inevitable shipbuilding crisis caused by a timber shortage and poorly managed forest usage. In this section cultural influences and the transmission of technology will be analysed in a historical-archaeological manner. The search for notions of the attributes of a shipbuilding tradition will be deconstructed. The idea of the transmission of technology from one tradition to another will be pondered, in order to point to the essence that lies at the bottom of the idea of an “Iberian Bizcayan” shipbuilding tradition in the archaeological discipline.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ship-building
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DP Spain
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 15:32
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 15:32

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