Maritime Histories, Littoral Cultures, and Transoceanic Exchanges

The latest title in the series Perspectives on the Global Past looks at:

Seascapes: Maritime Histories, Littoral Cultures, and Transoceanic Exchanges, edited by Jerry H. Bentley, Renate Bridenthal, and Karen Wigen

Book coverThe world’s seas and oceans have played roles of great significance in world history, serving variously as highways of trade, routes of migrations, lifelines of empires, spawning grounds of creole cultures, and venues of opportunity for pirates and smugglers. Yet 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.

May 2007 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3027-4 / $52.00 (CLOTH)