The World Encompassed

The World Encompassed
Author: G. V. Scammell
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9781351014694
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Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this authoritative study, first published in 1981, Geoffrey Scammell traces the course of European expansion between around 800 and 1650, during which time the world known to western Europeans was enlarged in a way unparalleled before or since. The book takes a broad historical perspective, linking the classic age of European expansion to its medieval antecedents. The Norse reached North America in the tenth century, Italian missionaries and traders were established in China in the high Middle Ages, and during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, in some of the greatest voyages ever made under sail, Iberian explorers crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and established footholds in the Americas, Africa and Asia. This is a stimulating and perceptive study, based on wide-ranging research, which makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the influence of empire on both colonial and metropolitan societies.

Maritime Empires

Maritime Empires
Author: National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Pages: 229
ISBN: 1843830760
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Release: 2004
Editor: Boydell Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Britain's empire was sustained by shipping. These studies are concerned with a range of enterprises, both home and colonial, in which shipping was involved, relating to goods, people, ideas.

Command of the Sea

Command of the Sea
Author: Clark G. Reynolds
Pages: 642
ISBN: UCAL:B4255144
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Release: 1974
Editor: William Morrow &Company
Language: en

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Empires of the Sea

Empires of the Sea
Author: Anonim
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9789004407671
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Release: 2019-10-07
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Empires of the Sea brings together studies of maritime empires from the Bronze Age to the Eighteenth Century. The volume develops the category of maritime empire as a specific type of empire in both European and ‘non-western’ history.

Command of the sea

Command of the sea
Author: Clark Gilbert Reynolds
Pages: 358
ISBN: 0898746302
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Britain s Maritime Empire

Britain s Maritime Empire
Author: John McAleer
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781107100725
Available:
Release: 2016-12-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Analyses the critical role played by the maritime gateway to Asia around the Cape of Good Hope in the development of the British Empire. Focusing on a region that connected the Atlantic and Indian oceans at the centre of a vital maritime chain linking Europe with Asia, the book re-examines and reappraises Britain's oceanic empire.

Command of the Sea

Command of the Sea
Author: Clark G. Reynolds
Pages: 14
ISBN: OCLC:258522975
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Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Land and Maritime Empires in the Indian Ocean

Land and Maritime Empires in the Indian Ocean
Author: Beatrice Nicolini
Pages: 290
ISBN: 8893351862
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Diasporas Within a Diaspora

Diasporas Within a Diaspora
Author: Jonathan Irvine Israel,Professor of Dutch History and Institutions Jonathan Israel
Pages: 613
ISBN: UOM:39015052693739
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Release: 2002
Editor: Brill's Jewish Studies
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume concerns the Sephardic Jewish diaspora, and the connected 'New Christian' diaspora, during the period 1540-1740 when these linked networks played a unique role in the six great European maritime empires of the time - the Venetian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English and French.

Pirates of Empire

Pirates of Empire
Author: Stefan Eklöf Amirell
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781108484213
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Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This comparative study of piracy and maritime violence provides a fresh understanding of European overseas expansion and colonisation in Asia. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Seapower States

Seapower States
Author: Andrew Lambert
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780300240900
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Release: 2018-11-27
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most eminent historians of our age investigates the extraordinary success of five small maritime statesAndrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812—winner of the prestigious Anderson Medal—turns his attention to Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic, and Britain, examining how their identities as “seapowers” informed their actions and enabled them to achieve success disproportionate to their size.Lambert demonstrates how creating maritime identities made these states more dynamic, open, and inclusive than their lumbering continental rivals. Only when they forgot this aspect of their identity did these nations begin to decline. Recognizing that the United States and China are modern naval powers—rather than seapowers—is essential to understanding current affairs, as well as the long-term trends in world history. This volume is a highly original “big think” analysis of five states whose success—and eventual failure—is a subject of enduring interest, by a scholar at the top of his game.

Seapower States

Seapower States
Author: Andrew D. Lambert
Pages: 399
ISBN: 9780300230048
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Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most eminent historians of our age investigates the extraordinary success of five small maritime states Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812--winner of the prestigious Anderson Medal--turns his attention to Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic, and Britain, examining how their identities as "seapowers" informed their actions and enabled them to achieve success disproportionate to their size. Lambert demonstrates how creating maritime identities made these states more dynamic, open, and inclusive than their lumbering continental rivals. Only when they forgot this aspect of their identity did these nations begin to decline. Recognizing that the United States and China are modern naval powers--rather than seapowers--is essential to understanding current affairs, as well as the long-term trends in world history. This volume is a highly original "big think" analysis of five states whose success--and eventual failure--is a subject of enduring interest, by a scholar at the top of his game.

How do empires work

How do empires work
Author: The Open University
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781473005495
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Release: 2021
Editor: The Open University
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This 5-hour free course introduced the question of how empires work through the example of the Anglo-Chinese conflict from 1839 to 1842.

Empires

Empires
Author: Herfried Münkler
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780745638713
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Release: 2007-06-11
Editor: Polity
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do the politicians in Washington dictate the rules that the rest of the world must follow? Or do empires have a logic of their own? This book analyses the characteristics of empires and traces the rise and fall of imperial powers. It also shows how empires provide stability, and examines the dangers they face when their powers are overstretched.

Empires

Empires
Author: John H D'Arms Collegiate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics and Arthur F Thurnau Professor Susan E Alcock
Pages: 523
ISBN: 0521770203
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Release: 2001-08-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scholars in anthropology, archaeology, history and classics discuss empires from Central and South America, Europe, the East and China.

The Blue Frontier

The Blue Frontier
Author: Ronald C. Po
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9781108424615
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Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Argues that Qing China was not just a continental empire, but a maritime power protecting its interests at sea.

American Baroque

American Baroque
Author: Molly A. Warsh
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781469638980
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Release: 2018-03-20
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pearls have enthralled global consumers since antiquity, and the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella explicitly charged Columbus with finding pearls, as well as gold and silver, when he sailed westward in 1492. American Baroque charts Spain's exploitation of Caribbean pearl fisheries to trace the genesis of its maritime empire. In the 1500s, licit and illicit trade in the jewel gave rise to global networks, connecting the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean to the pearl-producing regions of the Chesapeake and northern Europe. Pearls—a unique source of wealth because of their renewable, fungible, and portable nature—defied easy categorization. Their value was highly subjective and determined more by the individuals, free and enslaved, who produced, carried, traded, wore, and painted them than by imperial decrees and tax-related assessments. The irregular baroque pearl, often transformed by the imagination of a skilled artisan into a fantastical jewel, embodied this subjective appeal. Warsh blends environmental, social, and cultural history to construct microhistories of peoples' wide-ranging engagement with this deceptively simple jewel. Pearls facilitated imperial fantasy and personal ambition, adorned the wardrobes of monarchs and financed their wars, and played a crucial part in the survival strategies of diverse people of humble means. These stories, taken together, uncover early modern conceptions of wealth, from the hardscrabble shores of Caribbean islands to the lavish rooms of Mediterranean palaces.

A Maritime History

A Maritime History
Author: Abdulrahman Al Salimi,Eric Staples
Pages: 256
ISBN: 3487153904
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Release: 2016-12-15
Editor: Georg Olms Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This interdisciplinary work emphasizes the maritime dimensions of Oman's past, as both archeologists and historians delve into a variety of sources to unearth its rich history. It explores Oman's long and enduring relationship with the sea, which has had a profound impact on its history. The inhabitants of Oman who sailed to Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley in the Bronze Age helped initiate the beginnings of long-distance maritime commerce. The frankincense trade that flourished in the Iron Age connected Oman with the larger western Indian Ocean and Greco-Roman worlds. With the coming of Islam, Oman became part of a much larger series of Islamic maritime networks that extended from East Africa to China, sailing across the seas carrying peoples, goods, and ideas. European maritime incursions such as the Portuguese invasions eventually fostered maritime trade with Europe, and the establishment of the Ya'rubid and Al Bu Sa'id maritime empires increased interaction with East Africa and later the Atlantic world. In the modern period, Oman has made the transition from a traditional economy to a modern maritime system. In addition, the work addresses the diverse forms of watercraft and navigational practices utilized by Omanis to venture out into the sea. Collectively, it shows that the sea is intimately tied to Oman's history.

Seapower States

Seapower States
Author: Andrew Lambert
Pages: 424
ISBN: 0300251483
Available:
Release: 2019-12-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most eminent historians of our age investigates the extraordinary success of five small maritime states Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812--winner of the prestigious Anderson Medal--turns his attention to Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic, and Britain, examining how their identities as "seapowers" informed their actions and enabled them to achieve success disproportionate to their size. Lambert demonstrates how creating maritime identities made these states more dynamic, open, and inclusive than their lumbering continental rivals. Only when they forgot this aspect of their identity did these nations begin to decline. Recognizing that the United States and China are modern naval powers--rather than seapowers--is essential to understanding current affairs, as well as the long-term trends in world history. This volume is a highly original "big think" analysis of five states whose success--and eventual failure--is a subject of enduring interest, by a scholar at the top of his game.

In a Sea of Empires

In a Sea of Empires
Author: Jeppe Mulich
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781108489720
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A history of imperial competition, colonial cooperation, and revolutionary currents in the maritime borderlands of the early nineteenth-century Caribbean.