The Sea: Thalassography and Historiography (The Bard Graduate Center Cultural Histories of the Material World)

The Sea: Thalassography and Historiography (The Bard Graduate Center Cultural Histories of the Material World)

By: Peter N. Miller (editor)Hardback

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The Sea brings together a group of noted contributors to evaluate the different ways in which seas have served as subjects in historiography and asks how this has changed---and will change---the way history is written. The essays in this volume provide exemplary demonstrations of how a sea-based history-writing that focuses on connectivity, networks, and individuals describes the horizons and the potential of thalassography---the study of the world made by individuals imbedded in networks of motion. As Peter Miller contends in his introduction, writing about the sea, today, is a way of partaking in the wider historiographical shift toward microhistory; exchange relations; networks; and, above all, materiality, both literally and figuratively. The Sea focuses not on questions of discipline and professionalisation as much as on the practice of scholarship: the writing, and therefore the planning and organising, of histories of the sea.

About Author

Peter N. Miller is Dean and Professor at the Bard Graduate Center.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780472118670
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780472118670
  • ISBN10: 0472118676

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