publication . Article . 2017

The Silver Darlings: An Emblem of the Scottish Sea and History

BERTON, Danièle,;
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  • Published: 31 Mar 2017 Journal: Études écossaises (issn: 1240-1439, eissn: 1969-6337, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: OpenEdition
  • Country: France
Abstract
From the Middle Ages onwards, herring—one of the most used marine resources—has provided Scotland with a precious, cheap, plentiful and nutritious source of food. Fishing was first a subsistence activity, and it then developed into an industry. Once in unbelievable abundance—the Old German word ‘herring’ means ‘multitude’—herring attracted thousands of boats from all over Europe to the Scottish waters, and at the peak of the herring boom, Britain exported a quarter of a million tonnes a year.Political and religious institutions, the Crown and Government supported and encouraged the economic sector through exclusive rights, licences and bounties. Yet, severe comp...
Subjects
free text keywords: hareng, contextualité, intersémioticité, intertextualité, Herring, intertextuality, Key-words : Herring, Silver Darlings, contextuality, intersemioticity, intertextuality., [SHS.LITT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature
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