Lanzamiento del libro «Ports in the Medieval European Atlantic. Shipping, Transport and Labour» de Ana María Rivera Medina

Celebramos la nueva publicación de nuestra asesora española Ana María Rivera Medina: «Ports in the Medieval European Atlantic. Shipping, Transport and Labour». Dedicado al estudio de puertos, transporte y navegación atlántica en la Europa medieval.

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ANA MARIA RIVERA MEDINA is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain.


Presents a wealth of original research findings on how medieval ports actually worked, providing new insights on shipping, trade, port society and culture, and systems of regional and international integration.

This book responds to the increasing interest of maritime historians in the study of ports. These enclaves offer significant insights into a variety of subjects, including ships and shipping; trade, commodities, and consumption patterns; the economy, society and culture of port workers and port communities; and systems of regional and international integration. Based on extensive research in a wide range of European archives, the book provides much detailon the nature of ports in the medieval period, especially on the crucial subject of the operation of ports. Covering a range of ports in France, Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, the book contains a wealth of original research findings. It will be particularly welcomed by English-speaking scholars and others outside the region analysed, since it gives access to non-English-language archives, thereby considerably enriching the study of medieval portsbeyond ports in Britain and Ireland.


  • Introduction by Eduardo Aznar Vallejo
  • Defining Jurisdictional Frameworks for Maritime and Coastal Activities: The Example of the Atlantic Ports of the Kingdom of France in the Second Half of the Middle Ages by Mathias Tranchant
  • Basque Stevedoring and Cargo Handling Infrastructures (14th-16th Centuries) by Ana María Rivera Medina
  • Port Structures and Cargo Handling in Asturias and Galicia (13th-16th Centuries) by María Álvarez Fernández
  • Slave Trade and Northern Portuguese Seaport Operations in the Sixteenth Century by Amândio J.M. Barros
  • Transport and Shipping in the Portuguese Northern Border in the Sixteenth Century by Sara Pinto
  • Anchorages, Infrastructures and Stevedoring in Medieval Atlantic Andalusia by Enrique José Ruiz Pilares
  • Ports and Port Labour in Tenerife during the Transition from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age by Roberto J. González Zalacain
  • Conclusions: The Port Phenomenon of Medieval Atlantic Europe by Jesús Ángel Solórzano Telechea
  • Sources and Bibliography
  • Index
Ana María Rivera Medina (ed.), Ports in the Medieval European Atlantic Shipping, Transport and Labour, Boydell Press, 2021.

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