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The Routledge Companion to Marine and Maritime Worlds, 1400–1800

Edited by: Claire Jowitt , Craig Lambert , Steve Mentz

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367471842
eBook ISBN: 9781003048503
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The Routledge Companion to Marine and Maritime Worlds, 1400?1800 explores early modern maritime history, culture, and the current state of the research and approaches taken by experts in the field.

Ranging from cartography to poetry and decorative design to naval warfare, the book shows how once-traditional and often Euro-chauvinistic depictions of oceanic ?mastery? during the early modern period have been replaced by newer global ideas. This comprehensive volume challenges underlying assumptions by balancing its assessment of the consequences and accomplishments of European navigators in the era of Columbus, da Gama, and Magellan, with an awareness of the sophistication and maritime expertise in Asia, the Arab world, and the Americas. By imparting riveting new stories and global perceptions of maritime history and culture, the contributors provide readers with fresh insights concerning early modern entanglements between humans and the vast, unpredictable ocean.

With maritime studies growing and the ocean?s health in decline, this volume is essential reading for academics and students interested in the historicization of the ocean and the ways early modern cultures both conceptualized and utilized seas.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Why the medieval sea mattered Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Rediscovering the age of discovery Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The cartography of the sea Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Domestic maritime trade in late Tudor England c.1565–85 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Global networks in maritime worlds 1400–1800 Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Regionalism, localism, and individualism in the Ottoman Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Port towns and the ‘paramaritime’ Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Fishermen and their families in late medieval and Tudor Kent Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Ships and shipping technology Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Navies and naval operations Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Nautical manuals and ships’ instruments, 1550–1800 Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Spectacles of the sea Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Tudor shipmasters and maritime communities, 1550–1600  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Women and the Sea, 1600–1800 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Early modern English piracy and privateering Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Law and the sea Download PDF
Chapter  18:  ‘Men whose vocation calls us to dangers substantial’  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  English trading companies and the sea, 1550–1650 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Transatlantic tubers Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Mutable, associative, and ugly Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Enter Jack Tar Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Early modern maritime heroes Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Sea music and shipboard performance culture Download PDF
Chapter  25:  ‘We split!’ Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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