Maritime History at the Crossroads

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Maritime History at the Crossroads

A Critical Review of Recent Historiography

Research in Maritime History, 9


October 18th, 2017

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This volume seeks to critically review the contemporary state of maritime historiography, as it stands at the volume’s publication date of 1995. The volume is comprised of thirteen essays, each focused on the recent research into the maritime concerns of a particular geographical location, listed as follows: Australia; Canada; China; Denmark; Germany; Greece; Ibero-America; India; the Netherlands; the Ottoman Empire; Spain; the United States; and a final chapter concerning historians and maritime labour in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. One concern made evident by the collection is the lack of stable identity and cohesive aims within maritime history, the subject holds many conflicting definitions and concepts. The purpose of this volume is to explore the recent developments in maritime history, plus the growth of scholarly interest, to provide a ‘beacon and stimulus for future work’ and to clearly direct and define maritime historiography toward a solid position in the field of history.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Copyright Page4
About the Editor7
"Maritime History in Australia"25
"The Enterprising Canadians: An Assessment of Canadian Maritime History since 1975"55
"The Historiography of Maritime China since c. 1975"77
"Danish Maritime History, 1976-1992: A Review"105
"German Maritime Historical Research since 1970: A Critical Survey"137
"The Maritime Historiography of Greece in Recent Decades"159
"Ibero-American Maritime History: Recent Advances in Research, 1975-1994"175
"Indian Maritime Historiography: West Coast Merchants in a Globalizing Economy"195
"Recent Developments in the Historiography of Maritime History in the Netherlands"217
"The Ottoman Empire: Recent Research on Shipping and Shipbuilding in the Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries"237
"The Progress of Maritime History in Spain since 1975"253
"Oceanic Historiography: The American Dimension"273
"The Historians and Maritime Labour, c. 1850-1930"301