Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People

Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People

by David Armitage, Alison Bashford


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The first comprehensive account to place the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim and the Pacific Ocean into the perspective of world history. A distinguished international team of historians provides a multidimensional account of the Pacific, its inhabitants and the lands within and around it over 50,000 years, with special attention to the peoples of Oceania. It providing chronological coverage along with analyses of themes such as the environment, migration and the economy; religion, law and science; race, gender and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137001658
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 02/06/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, USA. He is the author of The Declaration of Independence: A Global History and Foundations of Modern International Thought, and co-editor of The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800, 2nd edition, and The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c. 1760-1840.

Alison Bashford is Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge, UK. She has taught Pacific and Australian history at the University of Sydney, Australia, and Harvard University, USA. She is the author of, most recently, Global Population: History, Geopolitics and Life on Earth, and co-editor of The Cambridge History of Australia.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; David Armitage and Alison Bashford.- PART I: PERIODISING THE PACIFIC.- 2. The Pacific in Indigenous Time; Damon Salesa.- 3. The Pacific Before Empire, c. 1500-1800; Joyce E. Chaplin.- 4. The Age of Empire in the Pacific; Nicholas Thomas.- 5. A Pacific Century?; Akira Iriye.- PART II: CONNECTIONS.- 6. The Environment; Ryan T. Jones.- 7. Movement; Adam McKeown.- 8. The Economy since 1800; Kaoru Sigihara.- PART III: KNOWLEDGES.- 9. Religion; Bronwen Douglas.- 10. Law; Lisa Ford.- 11. Science; Sujit Sivasundaram.- PART IV: IDENTITIES.- 12. Race; James Belich.- 13. Gender; Patricia O'Brien.- 14. Politics; Robert Aldrich.- Afterword: Pacific Crosscurrents; Matt K. Matsuda .- Notes.- Further Reading.- Index.

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