Oceanic Histories

Author: David Armitage,Alison Bashford,Sujit Sivasundaram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110850244X
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 7645
Oceanic Histories is the first comprehensive account of world history focused not on the land but viewed through the 70% of the Earth's surface covered by water. Leading historians trace the history of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans and seas, from the Arctic and the Baltic to the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan/Korea's East Sea, over the longue durée. Individual chapters trace the histories and the historiographies of the various oceanic regions, with special attention given to the histories of circulation and particularity, the links between human and non-human history and the connections and comparisons between parts of the World Ocean. Showcasing oceanic history as a field with a long past and a vibrant future, these authoritative surveys, original arguments and guides to research make this volume an indispensable resource for students and scholars alike.

Thinking History Globally

Author: Diego Olstein
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137318147
Category: History
Page: 223
View: 1512
The book brings together many recent trends in writing history under a common framework: thinking history globally. By thinking history globally, the book explains, applies, and exemplifies the four basic strategies of analysis, the big C's: comparing, connecting, conceptualizing, and contextualizing, using twelve different branches of history.

Foundations of Modern International Thought

Author: David Armitage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521807077
Category: History
Page: 300
View: 3068
This insightful and wide-ranging volume traces the genesis of international intellectual thought, connecting international and global history with intellectual history.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

Author: John Parker,Richard Reid
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667552
Category: History
Page: 560
View: 7264
The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.

Empire of Love

Histories of France and the Pacific
Author: Matt K. Matsuda
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195347470
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 6964
In this broad-ranging survey of Paris, Tahiti, Indochina, Japan, New Caledonia, and the South Pacific generally, Matt Matsuda illustrates the fascinating interplay that shaped the imaginations of both colonizer and colonized. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Matsuda describes the constitution of a "French Pacific" through the eyes of Tahitian monarchs, Kanak warriors, French politicos and prisoners, Asian revolutionaries and Central American laborers, among others. He argues that French imperialism in the Pacific, both real and imagined, was registered most forcefully in languages of desire and love--for lost islands, promised wealth and riches, carnal and spiritual pleasures--and political affinities. Exploring the conflicting engagements with love for and against the empire in the Pacific, this book is an imaginative and ground-breaking work in global imperial and colonial histories, as well as Pacific histories.

Britain and the Sea

Since 1600
Author: Glen O'Hara
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137073128
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 5868
In this first full-scale treatment of Britain's relationship with the surrounding oceans, Glen O'Hara examines the history of British people's maritime lives and, in turn, the formation of British cultural identities. A lens through which to view British life, Britain and the Sea spans more than 400 years, beginning in 1600 and taking us through to the present day. Tying together every aspect in the development of Great Britain, from state formation, industrialization and modernization, through to histories of transport, migration, slavery, warfare and crime, this book illustrates how the rich tapestry of Britain's narrative was decided not among the fields of the 'green and pleasant land', but out at sea.

Greater Britain, 1516-1776

Essays in Atlantic History
Author: David Armitage
Publisher: Variorum
Category: History
Page: 292
View: 4735
Greater Britain, 1516-1776 brings together a series of studies by David Armitage on the history of the early modern British Atlantic world. The essays examine the history of the Britain and its empire from the 16th century to the present and place special emphasis on the intellectual histories of the Three Kingdoms of Britain and Ireland in their Atlantic context. They range in time from the Reformation to the American Revolution and treat both the forces that encouraged the growth of the first British Empire and the anxieties that constrained it. All are placed in a wider context of the relations among the Three Kingdoms, Europe and the British Empire from the middle ages to the late eighteenth century. Taken together, they offer an account of the ideological history of the anglophone Atlantic world which will be of use to historians of Britain, the British Empire and colonial America as well as to literary critics and historians of political thought.

Zwischen Hafen und Horizont

Weltgeschichte der Meere
Author: Michael North
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406698409
Category: History
Page: 340
View: 4456
Michael North bietet einen eindrucksvollen Überblick über mehr als 3000 Jahre Weltgeschichte der Meere. Er schildert die Auseinandersetzung des Menschen mit den Herausforderungen und Gefahren der Ozeane und zeigt die Möglichkeiten, die sie uns eröffnen. Güter zu transportieren und damit reich zu werden oder existenzielle Nöte zu erfahren und alles zu verlieren, neue militärische Optionen zu nutzen und seine Macht über Kontinente auszudehnen - das alles war und ist bis heute mit der Beherrschung der Seefahrt, der Kunst des Schiffsbaus, der Nautik und der Herrschaft über die Seewege verbunden. Nicht zuletzt aber bildet das Meer gleichsam den Naturraum der Globalisierung, wie uns tagtäglich angesichts der Flüchtlingsströme ebenso bewusst wird wie angesichts der skrupellosen Zerstörung dieses einzigartigen Lebensraums - Prozesse, vor denen niemand die Augen verschließen kann. Über diese und viele weitere Themen informiert die neue Weltgeschichte der Meere.

Anthropology's Global Histories

The Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935
Author: Rainer F. Buschmann
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824831845
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
View: 9372
Buschmann explores the resulting interactions between German colonial officials, resident ethnographic collectors, and indigenous peoples, arguing that all were instrumental in the formation of anthropological theory. He shows how ethnological collecting could become politicised and connect to national concerns.

Coastal Histories

Society and Ecology in Pre-modern India
Author: Yogesh Sharma
Publisher: Primus Books
ISBN: 9380607008
Category: History
Page: 215
View: 7999
Proceedings of a workshop on Coastal histories : society and ecology in coastal India, sixteenth-eighteenth centuries, held at New Delhi during 13-14 February 2007.

Pacific Histories

Ocean, Land, People
Author: David Armitage,Alison Bashford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113700164X
Category: History
Page: 392
View: 1392
The first comprehensive account to place the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim and the Pacific Ocean into the perspective of world history. A highly distinguished international team of historians provides a chronological and thematic exploration of the Pacific, its inhabitants and the lands within and around it over 50,000 years.

Voyages and Beaches

Pacific Encounters, 1769-1840
Author: Alex Calder,Jonathan Lamb,Bridget Orr
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824820398
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 5561
"In this collection of essays, scholars from European, Polynesian, and Settler backgrounds provide answers to these questions.

Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings

Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania
Author: Elfriede Hermann
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Art
Page: 365
View: 7116
Papers from a symposium sponsored by the Honolulu Academy of Arts, held Feb. 23-26, 2006, in conjunction with the exhibition Life in the Pacific of the 1700s.

Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rims

Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans and China Seas Migrations from the 1830s to the 1930s
Author: Donna R. Gabaccía,Dirk Hoerder
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004193162
Category: Social Science
Page: 552
View: 5208
With a series of rich case studies focused on mobile laborers, this book demonstrates how the regional migrations of the early modern era came to be connected, contributing to the creation of an increasingly integrated nineteenth-century world.

Heat Flow in the Mesozoic and Cenezoic

Author: Donald L. Sprague
Publisher: N.A
Category: Terrestrial heat flow
Page: 80
View: 1469

In Oceania

Visions, Artifacts, Histories
Author: Nicholas Thomas
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822319986
Category: History
Page: 269
View: 6847
Australian scholar Nicholas Thomas documents and analyzes "rhetorical artifacts" of explorers, missionaries, fiction and travel writers, and the people of the Pacific themselves to demonstrate how Oceanic identities have been represented over time. The picture Thomas paints of Oceania shows that interactions between indigenous cultures and European influences created entirely new Oceanic identities. 62 illustrations.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 4482
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Petrologic and Structural History of Tobago, West Indies

A Fragment of the Accreted Mesozoic Oceanic Arc of the Southern Caribbean
Author: Arthur W. Snoke
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 9780813723549
Category: Science
Page: 54
View: 2469

Indian Ocean Studies

Cultural, Social, and Political Perspectives
Author: Shanti Moorthy,Ashraf Jamal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135269033
Category: History
Page: 454
View: 7023
The Indian Ocean is famously referred to as the "cradle of globalization," as it facilitated cultural and economic exchanges between Africa, the Arab world, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and China, for 5000 years prior to European presence in the region. As this ocean's significance has gained increasing attention from scholars in recent years, few have examined the 'human' dimensions in Indian Ocean exchanges. Including the work of historians, geographers, anthropologists and literary analysts, each essay in this volume addresses a specific human factor, such as the fate of the creole in the Bay of Bengal, creolization as a globalized phenomenon, migrancy and diaspora, the lives of seafarers then and now, and the lives of those who inhabit the ocean's littoral. This volume is a necessary addition to the field of Indian Ocean studies.

The Sweet Potato in Oceania

A Reappraisal
Author: Chris Ballard,Paula Brown,R. Michael Bourke,Tracy Harwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780945428138
Category: Gardening
Page: 227
View: 9450