Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Mark Kurlansky
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Essay Topic 1

Describe the Basque culture. What was their involvement in the development of the cod fishing industry? How did they become so powerful in the cod trade?

Essay Topic 2

What is the history of the relationship between salt and cod throughout Europe? Which areas were known for the best salt? What trade relationships were created by this?

Essay Topic 3

Describe how Catholicism created a market for cod. Which holiday was instrumental in the creation of this market? Why? Who benefited from this market?

Essay Topic 4

Describe the eating habits of cod. At what depth do they swim? How does this affect their feeding and how they are caught?

Essay Topic 5

Describe Britain's involvement in the history of cod fishing. How did their fishing grounds change? Why? With whom did they trade for salt in the 16th century? Why?

Essay Topic 6

Describe Boston's three-pointed trade situation in the...

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