Oceanic Histories


Author: David Armitage,Alison Bashford,Sujit Sivasundaram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110850244X
Category: History
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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.

Oceanic Histories


Author: David Armitage,Alison Bashford,Sujit Sivasundaram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108503764
Category: History
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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.

Oceanic Histories


Author: David Armitage,Alison Bashford,Sujit Sivasundaram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108423183
Category: History
Page: 338
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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 dure. 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.

Monsoon Islam

Trade and Faith on the Medieval Malabar Coast
Author: Sebastian R. Prange
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108342698
Category: History
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Between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, a distinct form of Islamic thought and practice developed among Muslim trading communities of the Indian Ocean. Sebastian R. Prange argues that this 'Monsoon Islam' was shaped by merchants not sultans, forged by commercial imperatives rather than in battle, and defined by the reality of Muslims living within non-Muslim societies. Focusing on India's Malabar Coast, the much-fabled 'land of pepper', Prange provides a case study of how Monsoon Islam developed in response to concrete economic, socio-religious, and political challenges. Because communities of Muslim merchants across the Indian Ocean were part of shared commercial, scholarly, and political networks, developments on the Malabar Coast illustrate a broader, trans-oceanic history of the evolution of Islam across monsoon Asia. This history is told through four spaces that are examined in their physical manifestations as well as symbolic meanings: the Port, the Mosque, the Palace, and the Sea.

The Blue Frontier

Maritime Vision and Power in the Qing Empire
Author: Ronald C. Po
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108424619
Category: History
Page: 302
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Argues that Qing China was not just a continental empire, but a maritime power protecting its interests at sea.

In Oceania

Visions, Artifacts, Histories
Author: Nicholas Thomas
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822319986
Category: History
Page: 269
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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.

The Great Ocean

Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush
Author: David Igler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199914958
Category: History
Page: 255
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A groundbreaking and lyrically written work that explores the world of the Pacific Ocean.

Pacific Worlds

A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures
Author: Matt K. Matsuda
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521887631
Category: History
Page: 436
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Essential single-volume history of the Pacific region and the global interactions which define it.

Pacific Histories

Ocean, Land, People
Author: David Armitage,Alison Bashford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113700164X
Category: History
Page: 392
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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.

Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean

An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750
Author: K. N. Chaudhuri
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521285421
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 269
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Before the age of Industrial Revolution, the great Asian civilisations constituted areas not only of high culture but also of advanced economic development.

Return to Kahiki


Author: Kealani Cook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107195896
Category: History
Page: 278
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An important new analysis of Native Hawaiian efforts to construct relationships with other Oceanic peoples as missionaries, diplomats, and tourists.

Across Oceans of Law

The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire
Author: Renisa Mawani
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822372126
Category: Law
Page: 352
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In 1914 the British-built and Japanese-owned steamship Komagata Maru left Hong Kong for Vancouver carrying 376 Punjabi migrants. Chartered by railway contractor and purported rubber planter Gurdit Singh, the ship and its passengers were denied entry into Canada and two months later were deported to Calcutta. In Across Oceans of Law Renisa Mawani retells this well-known story of the Komagata Maru. Drawing on "oceans as method"—a mode of thinking and writing that repositions land and sea—Mawani examines the historical and conceptual stakes of situating histories of Indian migration within maritime worlds. Through close readings of the ship, the manifest, the trial, and the anticolonial writings of Singh and others, Mawani argues that the Komagata Maru's landing raised urgent questions regarding the jurisdictional tensions between the common law and admiralty law, and, ultimately, the legal status of the sea. By following the movements of a single ship and bringing oceans into sharper view, Mawani traces British imperial power through racial, temporal, and legal contests and offers a novel method of writing colonial legal history.

The Conquest of the Ocean


Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465413871
Category: History
Page: 400
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An engaging and vivid read by author and naval historian Brian Lavery, The Conquest of the Ocean tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed the seas for trade, to conquer new lands, and to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesian sailors to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, The Conquest of the Ocean explores the lives of these sailors and their tales of epic sea voyages, great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity. Explore the lives of famous land-seekers and globe-charters such as Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook, and Vitus Bering through eyewitness accounts of their maritime adventures. Full color photographs, paintings, diagrams, and maps are woven into the text to help tell the compelling stories of life at sea that lie behind man's search for new lands, new trade, conquest, and uncharted waters. From the conquest of Mexico to World War II, and the voyages of the Vikings to the Exxon Valdez crisis, The Conquest of the Ocean covers the history of ships and sailing in times of exploration, war, discovery, and disaster.

Opulent Oceans


Author: Melanie L. J. Stiassny, Ph.D.
Publisher: Sterling Signatures
ISBN: 9781454913412
Category: Science
Page: 163
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Without our oceans, which cover almost 72 percent of our planet, Earth simply could not exist—or humanity survive. Join author Melanie Stiassny from the American Museum of Natural History on an epic, oceanic journey. These fascinating essays, taken from the museum's Rare Book Collections, expand on the science behind the early histories that shaped the study of oceanography. They take close-up looks at coral, jellyfish, sea worms, whales, sharks, squid, and more, and provide accounts from legendary explorers and early naturalists. This gorgeously illustrated volume, which includes 40 frameable prints, will appeal to every seafaring and natural-science enthusiast. The Natural Histories series introduces today's readers to lost, fully illustrated scientific tomes from the American Museum of Natural History Library's Rare Book Collections. The museum's top experts provide interesting facts and commentary that enrich the original material and appeal to nature, science, and art lovers.

Seascapes

Maritime Histories, Littoral Cultures, and Transoceanic Exchanges
Author: Jerry H. Bentley,Renate Bridenthal,Kären Wigen
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 082483027X
Category: History
Page: 261
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Historians have begun to chart the experiences of maritime regions and penetrate the historical processes at work there. This book aims to contribute to these efforts by bringing together original scholarship on historical issues arising from maritime regions around the world.

Islands of History


Author: Marshall Sahlins
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022616215X
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands—Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand—whose histories have intersected with European history. But he is also concerned with the insular thinking in Western scholarship that creates false dichotomies between past and present, between structure and event, between the individual and society. Sahlins's provocative reflections form a powerful critique of Western history and anthropology.

A Thread Across the Ocean

The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable
Author: John Steele Gordon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713645
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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Describes the successful laying of a cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1866, exploring the physical, financial, and technological challenges of the project and assessing the impact of the cable on the course of twentieth-century history.

The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment


Author: Rainer F. Buschmann,Lance Nolde
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144084352X
Category: Science
Page: 434
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This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics

A Hundred Horizons

The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire
Author: Sugata Bose
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674028579
Category: History
Page: 352
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"Between 1850 and 1950, the Indian Ocean teemed with people, commodities and ideas ... Sugata Bose finds in these intricate social and economic webs evidence of the interdependence of the peoples of the lands beyond the horizon, from the Middle East to East Africa to Southeast Asia"--Jacket.

The Indian Ocean in World History


Author: Edward A. Alpers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195337875
Category: History
Page: 172
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The Indian Ocean in World History explores the cultural exchanges that took place in this region from ancient to modern times.