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Davies, Peter N.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 180 publications in 3 languages and 6,930 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Cross-cultural studies  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HE891, B
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Most widely held works by Peter N Davies
Japanese shipping and shipbuilding in the twentieth century : the writings of Peter N. Davies by Peter N Davies( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britainʹs foremost scholar of the international shipping industry, based at the Centre for Port and Maritime History, University of Liverpool, here examines the growth and development of Japanʹs modern shipping and shipbuilding industries across a wide range of topics, through the pre-war, Pacific War and post-war periods, to the transfer of shipping technology, the role of bulk carriers and world trade and the organization and structure of the Japanese merchant navy. Prompted originally by his research into the decline of the British industries in a global context, his focus inevitably turned to Japan which in the post-war years had replaced Britain as the worldʹs largest ship operators and ship owners and remains so today
The business, life and letters of Frederick Cornes : aspects of the evolution of commerce in modern Japan, 1861-1910 by Frederick Cornes( )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese shipping and shipbuilding industries : a history of their modern growth by Tomohei Chida( )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The man behind the bridge : Colonel Toosey and the River Kwai by Peter N Davies( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The diary of John Holt by John Holt( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Holt (1841-1915) was a successful British merchant who made several voyages to West Africa during his lifetime to establish business and trade in the era of British Imperialism. His diaries are presented in two accounts; the first, from 1862-1872, documents his life as a merchant on the West African island of Fernando Po, initially working for James Lynslager and eventually purchasing the trade company and expanding it significantly. Holt's own vessel, Maria, and his affiliation with the African Steam Ship Company, made his maritime trade activities particularly succssful. The second account records his voyage in the Maria from Liverpool to Fernando Po in 1869-1872, and documents his trade relationships across West Africa
The trade makers : Elder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972, 1973-1989 by Peter N Davies( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This journal reprints the history of the Elder Dempster company by Peter N. Davies, from 1852-1972, originally published in 1973. It includes an additional chapter, also by Peter Davies, on the history of the company from 1973-1989, covering its decline and final years. The purpose is to describe and analyse the economic history of the Elder Dempster shipping company and its predecessors, and provide an account of West African and British economic backgrounds
From wheel house to counting house : essays in maritime business history in honour of Professor Peter Neville Davies by Lewis R Fischer( )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is dedicated to maritime business history, by means of commemorating the career of Professor Peter Neville Davies, a prominent member of the Economic and Social History department of the University of Liverpool (a career spanning the dates 1964-1992). The volume is divided into four sections
Trading in West Africa, 1840-1920 by Peter N Davies( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Alfred Jones : shipping entrepreneur par excellence by Peter N Davies( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the Three Pagodas Pass : the story of the Thai-Burma railway by Yoshihiko Futamatsu( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a translation of the only known detailed account of the building of the notorious 262-mile long Thai-Burma Railway by one of the Japanese professional engineers who was involved in its construction ... Futamatsu's memoir also includes wide-ranging reflections on the course and conduct of 'his' war as well as his engineering experiences ... This book is introduced by Peter Davies who sets the record straight regarding the story of this book and the key people involved. This is followed by translator, Ewart Escritt's original introduction to his translation of Futamatsu's memoir which also includes a detailed account of his own POW experiences as well as his reflections on the war and its outcomes"--Jacket
The trade makers; Elder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972 by Peter N Davies( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fyffes and the banana : musa sapientum : a centenary history, 1888-1988 by Peter N Davies( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oriigins of the international fruit trade and the impact of changing maritime technology; The early development of the America banana market; The Canary Islands and the establishment of the liverpool banana trade; The contribution of Edward Wathen Fyffe; The adoption of cooling techniques and their impact on the trade; a new outlet for Jamaican bananas; The formation of elders and Fyffes, Limited; The establishment of a national market; A British institution; Enter Jamaica Producers: The British industry in the 1930s; The second world war and its aftermath;The development of the windward Islands and its consequences; The emergence of the modern industry
Henry Tyrer : a Liverpool shipping agent and his enterprise, 1879-1979 by Peter N Davies( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Diary of John Holt by Peter N Davies( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Holt (1841-1915) was a successful British merchant who made several voyages to West Africa during his lifetime to establish business and trade in the era of British Imperialism. His diaries are presented in two accounts; the first, from 1862-1872, documents his life as a merchant on the West African island of Fernando Po, initially working for James Lynslager and eventually purchasing the trade company and expanding it significantly
Aspects of Japanese shipping history by Peter N Davies( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elder Dempster : precursores del comercio en África Occidental : 1852-1972 /1973-1989 by Peter N Davies( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta obra se centra en la descripción y el análisis de la historia económica de Elder Dempster y sus predecesores. Aborda las relaciones entre el Reino Unido y África Occidental desde mediados del siglo XIX y gran parte del siglo XX, incluyendo Canarias, cuando la economía se hace global a raíz del triunfo de la Revolución Industrial. Su autor, Peter N. Davies, ofrece una visión positiva de la acción y presencia de esta compañía y otras empresas europeas de África, en contraste con las interpretaciones que cuestionan la aportación beneficiosa de los agentes económicos europeos en este continente
Japanese shipping and shipbuilding in the twentieth century by Peter N Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From orchard to market : an account of the development of the fruit and vegetable trade in the UK by Peter N Davies( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markets for schooling : an economic analysis by Nick Adnett( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The trade makers : Elder Dempster in West Africa 1852-1972. With a foreword by Lord Cole by Peter N Davies( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The business, life and letters of Frederick Cornes : aspects of the evolution of commerce in modern Japan, 1861-1910The man behind the bridge : Colonel Toosey and the River KwaiJapanese shipping and shipbuilding in the twentieth centuryMarkets for schooling : an economic analysis
Alternative Names
Davies, P. N.

Davies, P. N. (Peter N.)

Davies, Peter N.

Davies, Peter Neville

Davies, Peter Neville 1927-

Neville Davies, Peter 1927-

Peter Davies

Peter Davies British historian

Peter Davies historiador británico

Peter Davies historien britannique

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Languages
English (145)

Spanish (4)

French (3)