Atlantic History A Critical Appraisal

ISBN-10: 0195320344
ISBN-13: 9780195320343
Edition: 2009
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Description: The second volume in the OUP/National History Center series, Reinterpreting History, this book offers an incisive look at how interpretations of the Atlantic world have changed over time and from a variety of national perspectives. Atlantic history,  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The second volume in the OUP/National History Center series, Reinterpreting History, this book offers an incisive look at how interpretations of the Atlantic world have changed over time and from a variety of national perspectives. Atlantic history, which developed in the 1970s and has become very popular in the past several years, looks at the transnational interconnections between Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, particularly in the early modern/colonial period, rather than understanding nations/states absent a broader global context. This volume discusses key areas of the Atlantic world, including the British, Dutch, French, Iberian, and African Atlantic, as well as the movement of ideas, peoples, and goods. It also offers critical perspectives of the concept itself, juxtaposing it with global and Continental history. The cast of contributors is stellar and international, including scholars who have been at the forefront of teaching and research in this area. Together they will create a volume that introduces inexperienced students and general readers to Atlantic history, as well as offers new perspectives for scholars. Atlantic history is taught as its own course at a variety of universities, and Atlantic perspectives are incorporated into courses on early modern Europe, British history, colonial America, colonial Latin America, and African history.

Contributors
Introduction: The Present State of Atlantic History
The Atlantic Ocean and Its Contemporary Meanings, 1492-1808
New Atlantic Worlds
The Spanish Atlantic System
The Portuguese Atlantic, 1415-1808
The British Atlantic
The French Atlantic
The Dutch Atlantic: From Provincialism to Globalism
Old Worlds and the Atlantic
Indigenous America and the Limits of the Atlantic World, 1493-1825
Africa and the Atlantic, c. 1450 to c. 1820
Europe and the Atlantic
Competing and Complementary Perspectives
From Atlantic History to a Continental Approach
Hemispheric History and Atlantic
Atlantic History and Global History
Beyond Atlantic History
Index

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