Oceans in World History / Edition 1

Oceans in World History / Edition 1

by Rainer Buschmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073019038

ISBN-13: 9780073019031

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This book explores cross-cultural encounters in the context of exploration, migration, and trade across the world's oceans. From the early migrations of Austronesian peoples to the increasing globalization of recent centuries, it examines trans-oceanic communication and exchange as a major motor of transformation in World History, providing readers with better

Overview

This book explores cross-cultural encounters in the context of exploration, migration, and trade across the world's oceans. From the early migrations of Austronesian peoples to the increasing globalization of recent centuries, it examines trans-oceanic communication and exchange as a major motor of transformation in World History, providing readers with better appreciation of how oceans connect human societies, rather than separate them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073019031
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Explorations in World History Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

Note from the Series Editors

Preface

Introduction: Oceans and World History

The Big History of Oceans

The Historical Long-Term Cycles of Oceans

Chapter 1: The Indian Ocean: A First Maritime Crossroads

Introduction

The Indian Ocean in Antiquity

Religious Exchanges in the Indian Ocean: Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism

China and the Indian Ocean Exchange

The Expansion of Islam in the Indian Ocean

Islam and East Africa

Islam and Southeast Asia

Cosmopolitan Travelers and the Indian Ocean

Chinese and Iberian Ventures in the Indian Ocean

Conclusion

Chapter 2: Cultural and Biological Exchanges in the Atlantic Ocean

Introduction

The Complexities of Navigation: Mastering Atlantic Winds and Currents

Columbian Exchanges

Diseases

Power

Animals and Plants

African Migrations to the Americas

Transatlantic Revolutions

North America

France and Haiti

South America

Conclusion

Chapter 3: Exploring Exchanges in the Pacific Ocean

Introduction

Original Settlement of the Pacific Islands

Traditional Navigation and Social Organization

A “Spanish Lake”: Iberian Journeys to the Pacific Ocean

Linking Asia to the Pacific: Insular Southeast Asia

Linking Asia to the Pacific: The East Asia Connection

Geographic Imaginations: Unknown Continents in the Pacific

Encounters

Tahiti and Hawaii

China

Conclusion

Chapter 4: Sea Power Unleashed: The World’s Oceans 1800–2000

Introduction

Technological Changes: Steam Ships

Oceans and Empires

Conquests

Canals

Sea Power Ideologies and Maritime Warfare

Ocean Liners: From Immigration to Tourism

Transoceanic Identities

International Women’s Movement

Workers’ Internationals

Pan-Africanism

Shipping Transformations: Oil Tankers and Container Ships

Mineral Wealth and the Law of the Sea

Environmental Concerns

Conclusion

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