23.4 x 15.6 cm
Imprint: Boydell Press
The Sea in History - set
An assessment of how important the sea was in the development of world history from the earliest times to the present.
How important has the sea been in the development of human history? Very important indeed is the conclusion of this ground-breaking four-volume work. The books bring together the world's leading maritime historians, who address the question of what difference the sea has made in relation to around 250 situations ranging from the earliest times to the present. They consider, across the entire world, subjects related to human migration, trade, economic development, warfare, the building of political units including states and empires, the dissemination of ideas, culture and religion, and much more, showing how the sea was crucial to all these aspects of human development. Specific maritime subjects covered include shipbuilding, navigation, the exploitation of maritime resources, the social background of sailors and maritime communities, piracy, the financing and organisation of maritime endeavour, and many other subjects. Overall, the books represent an immense resource for all historians, providing concise overviews of virtually every subject in maritime history. CHRISTIAN BUCHET is Professor of Maritime History, Catholic University of Paris, Scientific Director of Océanides and a member of l'Académie de marine.
"An impressive collection arranged in four substantial volumes.... The editors deserve much praise for a first-rate collection." Jeremy Black, HISTORY
"The culmination of a remarkable five-year French project. . . . Virtually all of the essays will reward serious study by those interested in the history of the law of the sea. . . . A large volume, Boydell has done a superb job [.]" JUS GENTIUM
"The four volumes of The Sea in History are encyclopedic in scale. Anyone who wishes to do advanced study on seafarers' welfare or related topics in any historical period can find context for their work here. Buchet and his team of editors and authors are to be commended for their monumental work. We hope that it will indeed help others understand the importance of the sea for our common future." MARE REPORT
$665.00 / £475.00
2.34 x 1.56 cm
Imprint: Boydell Press