Maritime History as Global History

Edited by Maria Fusaro and Amélia Polónia

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ISBN: 9780986497339

Publication: January 1, 2010

Series: Research in Maritime History 43

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This study aims to provide new insights into the connections between maritime history and global history. It demonstrates the significance of maritime activity as a conduit of global exchange by examining local, national, and international interdependencies and trade networks, and a broad range of time periods, geographical areas, and various sub-divisions of maritime historical research. It is composed of ten essays, with an introductory chapter and concluding chapter. The first five essays discuss the effects globalisation on shipping in the early modern period; the following three discuss maritime transportation and the economics of industrialisation from the nineteenth century to the present day; the next discusses the impact of global entrepreneurialism on maritime history; the penultimate discusses the connections and variables between maritime and global history; and the concluding chapter examines the theoretical assumptions surrounding the two disciplines, using the globalisation of Early Modern Spain as a case study to do so. The study demonstrates that the core strength of maritime history is its essential place in global history, and that the process of globalisation began at sea.

About the Editors / iii Contributors' Notes / v Am�lia Pol�nia, “Maritime History: A Gateway to Global History?” / 1 Eberhard Crailsheim, “Behind the Atlantic Expansion: Flemish Trade Connections of Seville in 1620” / 21 Matthias van Rossum, Lex Heerma van Voss, Jelle van Lottum and Jan Lucassen, “National and International Labour Markets for Sailors in European, Atlantic and Asian Waters, 1600-1850” / 47 Jagjeet Lally, “Maritime Expansion and (De)globalization? An Exami-nation of the Land and Sea Trade in Seventeenth-Century Mughal India” / 73 Anna Winterbottom, “From Hold to Foredeck: Slave Professions in the Maritime World of the East India Company, c. 1660-1720” / 95 Ina Baghdiantz McCabe, “Small Town Merchants, Global Ventures: The Maritime Trade of the New Julfan Armenians in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” / 125 David Haines, “Lighting up the World? Empires and Islanders in the Pacific Whaling Industry, 1790-1860” / 159 David M. Williams and John Armstrong, “Technological Advances in the Maritime Sector: Some Implications for Trade, Modernization and the Process of Globalization in the Nineteenth Century” / 177 Camilla Brautaset and Stig Tenold, “Lost in Calculation? Norwegian Merchant Shipping in Asia, 1870-1914” / 203 Beno�t Doessant and Samir Saul, “Why Are the Major Oil Companies Selling Off their Fleets? The Case of Total” / 223 Regina Grafe, “Turning Maritime History into Global History: Some Conclusions from the Impact of Globalization in Early Modern Spain” / 249 Maria Fusaro, “Maritime History as Global History? The Methodological Challenges and a Future Research Agenda” / 267

Format: Paperback

Size: 230 x 150 mm

282 Pages

ISBN: 9780986497339

Publication: January 1, 2010

Series: Research in Maritime History 43

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