Abstract

Defining the Pacific for historical scholarship has presented particular challenges. This article argues that it is possible to define the "Pacific World" as a temporal and geographical category during the period ca. 1770–1941. This period witnessed a philosophical and cultural consciousness of the Pacific, as demonstrated by trade, cultural connections, and deliberate international affiliation based on shared Pacific location. The idea that there was indeed a Pacific World, in a specific historical period, then offers a starting point for closer analysis of the networks that existed within it.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-8050
Print ISSN
1045-6007
Pages
pp. 83-100
Launched on MUSE
2011-04-10
Open Access
No
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