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Entre mers—Outre-mer (2018)

Spaces, Modes and Agents of Indo-Mediterranean Connectivity

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Abstract

The history of individual seascapes has recently become a vibrant and innovative field of research. Nonetheless, connections between seas (entre mers) and the imagination of lands "beyond the Sea" (Outre-mer) have only rarely been focused in these contexts. This is precisely the main aim of the present collection of essays, which results from a conference held at Heidelberg University. The individual papers treat various aspects of transmarine connections, their regulation and mental expansion in an Indo-Mediterranean context, which comprises the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, as well as projections of seaways to India on other maritime areas, thus spanning a wide chronological spectrum from Egyptian antiquity to the onset of the Atlantic Age in the sixteenth century.

Keywords

Maritime History, Mediterranean, Atlantic, Indian Ocean

Languages

English, German

Publisher

Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)

ISBN

9783946054818

Pages

285

DOI

10.17885/heiup.355.492

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