The Sea and Seamen
The slow movement of people to the plains, down from the mountains, took
hundreds of years...
Fishing off Spain in Medieval Times
In the Mediterranean when one mentions hake, one must talk about the
Greek Fishermen-Sailors in the Sixteenth Century
In the Pelion region of Greece, fishermen in the fifteenth century would
give up their gardens and hunting and move their families to the streets of the
local harbor for the fishing season...
Fishing off Egypt and Syria in Medieval Times and Today
Following the littoral to the east along
the North African coast from Tunisia, we do not meet any significant
fishing activity until we reach the coast of Egypt...
Medieval Fishing off Sicily
The most important fishing industry of
the medieval Mediterranean was, arguably, in Sicily, and even there
fish played a modest albeit constant role in the food of the island...
Fishing in Provence in the 16th Century
Among Christians, the Lenten
period is a time of penitential preparation for Easter beginning on Ash
Wednesday, about six weeks before, and is part of a forty-day fast in imitation
of Jesus Christís fasting in the wilderness...