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The Resource Fish on Friday : feasting, fasting, and the discovery of the New World, Brian Fagan

Fish on Friday : feasting, fasting, and the discovery of the New World, Brian Fagan

Label
Fish on Friday : feasting, fasting, and the discovery of the New World
Title
Fish on Friday
Title remainder
feasting, fasting, and the discovery of the New World
Statement of responsibility
Brian Fagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fish on Friday tells a new story of the discovery of America. In Brian Fagan's view, that discovery is the product of the long sweep of history: the spread of Christianity and the radical cultural changes it brought to Europe, the interaction of economic necessity with a changing climate, and generations of unknown fishermen who explored the North Atlantic in the centuries before Columbus. The Church's tradition of not eating meats on holy days created a vast market for fish that could not be fully satisfied by fish farms, better boats, or new preservation techniques. Then, when climate change in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries diminished fish stocks off Norway and Iceland, fishermen were forced to range ever farther to the west - eventually discovering incredibly rich shoals within sight of Newfoundland."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
639.2/2/097
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SH219
LC item number
.F34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SH219
NAL item number
.F34 2006
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fish on Friday : feasting, fasting, and the discovery of the New World, Brian Fagan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-324) and index
Contents
  • 2.
  • Mortification of the flesh
  • pt. 2.
  • The fish industry is born
  • 3.
  • "By the aid of God's grace"
  • 4.
  • Salt upon salt : preserving the catch
  • 5.
  • Gadus Morhua
  • Preface
  • 6.
  • The Northmen
  • 7.
  • The ant of the sea
  • 8.
  • The power of invention
  • 9.
  • The carp bubble
  • 10.
  • The sin of gluttony
  • Author's note
  • 11.
  • The boat lost to history
  • 12.
  • The rise and fall of the Icelandic fishery
  • pt. 3.
  • Discovery
  • 13.
  • "Serche & fynde a certain isle"
  • 14.
  • A new found lande
  • Recipes
  • pt. 4.
  • Harvest and settlement
  • 15.
  • The migrant fishery
  • 16.
  • "Great store of cod-fish"
  • 17.
  • Puritans and Cains
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Timeline of major events
  • Recipe references
  • Index
  • pt. 1.
  • The great atonement
  • 1.
  • The big fish
Control code
ocm61295758
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 338 p.
Isbn
9780465022847
Isbn Type
(isbn-10, hardcover)
Lccn
2005021322
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61295758
Label
Fish on Friday : feasting, fasting, and the discovery of the New World, Brian Fagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-324) and index
Contents
  • 2.
  • Mortification of the flesh
  • pt. 2.
  • The fish industry is born
  • 3.
  • "By the aid of God's grace"
  • 4.
  • Salt upon salt : preserving the catch
  • 5.
  • Gadus Morhua
  • Preface
  • 6.
  • The Northmen
  • 7.
  • The ant of the sea
  • 8.
  • The power of invention
  • 9.
  • The carp bubble
  • 10.
  • The sin of gluttony
  • Author's note
  • 11.
  • The boat lost to history
  • 12.
  • The rise and fall of the Icelandic fishery
  • pt. 3.
  • Discovery
  • 13.
  • "Serche & fynde a certain isle"
  • 14.
  • A new found lande
  • Recipes
  • pt. 4.
  • Harvest and settlement
  • 15.
  • The migrant fishery
  • 16.
  • "Great store of cod-fish"
  • 17.
  • Puritans and Cains
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Timeline of major events
  • Recipe references
  • Index
  • pt. 1.
  • The great atonement
  • 1.
  • The big fish
Control code
ocm61295758
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 338 p.
Isbn
9780465022847
Isbn Type
(isbn-10, hardcover)
Lccn
2005021322
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61295758

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