Fife Ports and European Trade: The Impact of War 1625-1713

  • Steve Murdoch (Keynote/Plenary speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPresentation


THis Keynote lecture tested exisiting orthodoxies surrounding the early modern decline of the Ports of Fife. It did so using a vast array of sources from numerous European archives to show that periods of warcontributed well to the economy of the ports - surprisingly even during the Cromwellian Usurpation.
Period24 Apr 2019
Held atInternational Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Maritime History
  • Fife
  • Commerce
  • War
  • Maritime Warfare
  • Naval Warfare
  • privateering
  • privateer
  • St Andrews
  • Crail
  • Anstruther
  • St Monans
  • Burntisland
  • Dysart
  • Culross
  • Pitenweem
  • Elie