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Seascapes : maritime histories, littoral cultures, and transoceanic exchanges / edited by Jerry H. Bentley, Renate Bridenthal, and Kären Wigen.

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  • ISBN: 9781435666177
  • ISBN: 1435666178
  • ISBN: 9780824864248
  • ISBN: 0824864247
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 261 pages) : illustrations, map.
  • Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2007.

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General Note: Results of a conference entitled "Seascapes, Littoral Cultures, and Trans-Oceanic Exchanges" held Feb. 2003 at the Library of Congress.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction / Wigen, Kären -- 1. Islands in the Making of an Atlantic Oceania, 1500 -1800 / Gillis, John R. -- 1. Vessels of Exchange: The Global Shipwright in the Pacifi / Van Tilburg, Hans Konrad -- 3. Maritime Ideologies and Ethnic Anomalies: Sea Space and the Structure of Subalternity in the Southeast Asian Littoral / Gaynor, Jennifer L. -- 4. The Organization of Oceanic Empires The Iberian World in the Habsburg Period / Phillips, Carla Rahn -- 5. The Ottoman "Discovery" of the Indian Ocean in the Sixteenth Century / Casale, Giancarlo -- 6. Lines of Plunder or Crucible of Modernity? The Legal Geography of the English-Speaking Atlantic, 1660-1825 / Gould, Eliga H. -- 7. Transgressive Exchange Circumventing Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Commercial Restrictions, or The Discount of Monte Christi / Karras, Alan L. -- Sociologies -- 8. "Tavern of the Seas"? The Cape of Good Hope as an Oceanic Crossroads during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries / Ward, Kerry -- 9. That Turbulent Soil Seafarers, the "Black Atlantic," and Afro-Caribbean Identity / Cobley, Alan Gregor -- 10. Race, Migration, and Port-City Radicalism: West Indian Longshoremen and the Politics of Empire, 1880-1920 / Faussette, Risa L. -- 11. South Asian Seafarers and Their Worlds: c. 1870-1930s / Balachandran, G. -- Transgressors -- 12. Marking Water Piracy and Property in the Premodern West / Tai, Emily Sohmer -- 13. With the Sea as Their Domain Pirates and Maritime Lordship in Medieval Japan / Shapinsky, Peter D. -- 14. The Pirate and the Gallows An Atlantic Theater of Terror and Resistance / Rediker, Marcus -- Contributors -- Index.
Summary: Historians have only recently begun to chart the experiences of maritime regions in rich detail and penetrate the historical processes at work there. Seascapes makes a major contribution to these efforts by bringing together original scholarship on historical issues arising from maritime regions around the world. The essays presented here take a variety of approaches. One group examines the material, cultural, and intellectual constructs that inform and explain historical experiences of maritime regions. Another set discusses efforts--some more successful than others--to impose political and military control over maritime regions. A third group focuses on issues of social history such as labor organization, information flows, and the development of political consciousness among subaltern populations. The final essays deal with pirates and efforts to control them in Mediterranean, Japanese, and Atlantic waters.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Language Note: In English.
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Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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