Historical Aquaculture in Northern Europe by Madeleine BonowHistorical Aquaculture in Northern Europe by Madeleine Bonow

Historical Aquaculture in Northern Europe

byMadeleine Bonow, Håkan Olsén, Ingvar Svanberg

Paperback | December 1, 2016

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How were fishponds introduced, farmed and spread in Scandinavia and the Baltic Region in early modern times? What was their economic, social and religious importance? Which fish species were significant and why?

This book uncovers a long, now broken, tradition that barely left traces in the written record or physical environment. Its broad and multidisciplinary scope highlights the situation from medieval times until the late nineteenth century. Besides Scandinavia and the Baltic States, insights from England are also introduced.

Several socio-cultural domains have been identified: late medieval monastic fishponds; late medieval aristocratic fishponds associated with castles and manors; seventeenth and eighteenth century ponds rectory ponds as well as urban ponds from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century.

Madeleine Bonow, School of Natural Science, Technology and Environ-mental Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden.Håkan Olsén, School of Natural Science, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden.Ingvar Svanberg, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Title:Historical Aquaculture in Northern EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:Sodertorn UniversityLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9187843625

ISBN - 13:9789187843624

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Table of Contents

Preface    9

Introduction    11


CHAPTER 1 – James Bond, "Fishponds in the Monastic Economy in England"    29

CHAPTER 2 – Stanislaw Cios, "The History of Aquaculture in Poland"    59

CHAPTER 3 – Erik Hofmeister, "From Carp to Rainbow Trout Freshwater Fish Production in Denmark"    77

CHAPTER 4 – Madeleine Bonow and Ingvar Svanberg, "Historical Pond-Breeding of Cyprinids in Sweden and Finland"    89

CHAPTER 5 – Anne Karin Hufthammer and Dagfinn Moe, "Fishponds and Aquaculture in Historical Times in Norway"    121

CHAPTER 6 – Madeleine Bonow, Stanislaw Cios and Ingvar Svanberg, "Fishponds in the Baltic States Historical Cyprinid Culture in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania"    139

CHAPTER 7 – James Bond, "The Increase of those Creatures that are Bred and Fed in the Water Fishponds in England and Wales"    157

Contributors    201