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The Sea brings together a group of noted contributors to evaluate the different ways in which seas have served as subjects in historiography and asks how this has changed---and will change---the way history is written. The essays in this volume provide exemplary demonstrations of how a sea-based history-writing that focuses on connectivity, networks, and individuals describes the horizons and the potential of thalassography---the study of the world made by individuals embedded in networks of motion. As Peter N. Miller contends in his introduction, writing about the sea, today, is a way of partaking in the wider historiographical shift toward microhistory; exchange relations; networks; and, above all, materiality, both literally and figuratively. The Sea focuses not on questions of discipline and professionalization as much as on the practice of scholarship: the writing, and therefore the planning and organizing, of histories of the sea.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quote
  2. pp. 2-9
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  1. Series Editor’s Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: The Sea Is the Land’s Edge Also
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. One. Two Men in a Boat: The Braudel-Goitein“ Correspondence” and the Beginning of Thalassography
  2. pp. 27-59
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  1. Two. Atlantic and Caribbean Perspectives: Analyzing a Hybrid and Entangled World
  2. pp. 60-83
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  1. Three. Tide, Beach, and Backwash: The Place of Maritime Histories
  2. pp. 84-108
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  1. Four. The East Asian “Mediterranean”: A Medium of Flourishing Exchange Relations and Interaction in the East Asian World
  2. pp. 109-144
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  1. Five. Metaphorical Perspectives of the Sea and the Sulu Zone,1768–1898
  2. pp. 145-173
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  1. Six. Connecting Maritime and Continental History: The Black Sea Region at the Time of the Mongol Empire
  2. pp. 174-197
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  1. Seven. An Ocean of Islands: Islands, Insularity, and Historiography of the Indian Ocean
  2. pp. 198-229
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  1. Eight. Skerries, Haffs, and Icefloes: Small Seas and Maritime Histories
  2. pp. 230-250
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  1. Nine. The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Peiresc
  2. pp. 251-276
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  1. Afterthoughts: Histories in Bottles
  2. pp. 277-284
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 285-288
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-293
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472029013
Related ISBN
9780472118670
MARC Record
OCLC
843880834
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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