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  • The Global Atlantic

    1400 to 1900

    By Christoph Strobel

    The Global Atlantic provides a concise, lively overview of the complex and diverse history of the greater Atlantic region from 1400 to 1900. During this period, the lands around the Atlantic basin – Europe, Africa, and the Americas – became deeply interconnected in networks of trade, cultural…

    Paperback – 2015-02-23
    Routledge

  • The First European Description of Japan, 1585

    A Critical English-Language Edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J.

    By Luis Frois SJ

    Edited by Daniel T. Reff, Richard Danford

    In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of…

    Hardback – 2014-02-25
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Early North America in Global Perspective

    Edited by Philip D. Morgan, Molly A. Warsh

    Early North American history is a field in flux. In the last thirty years, the field of Atlantic History has transformed scholarly studies of colonial America, bringing to light the many connections linking the Americas to Africa and Europe. Recently, though, historians have begun to question the…

    Paperback – 2013-09-05
    Routledge
    Rewriting Histories

  • Maritime Taiwan: Historical Encounters with the East and the West

    Historical Encounters with the East and the West

    By Shih-Shan Henry Tsai

    For centuries the island of Taiwan, 100 miles off the Asian mainland, has been a crossroads for traders and settlers, pirates and military schemers from around the world. Unlike China, with its long tradition of keeping foreigners out, Taiwan has a long history of interaction, both hostile and…

    Paperback – 2009-04-15
    Routledge

  • Hello Sailor!

    The hidden history of gay life at sea

    By Jo Stanley, Paul Baker

    When gays had to be closeted, ships were the only places where homosexual men could not only be out but also camp. And on some liners to the sun and the New World, queens and butches had a ball. They sashayed and minced their way across the world's oceans. Never before has the story been told of…

    Paperback – 2003-03-07
    Routledge

  • Navies of Europe

    By Lawrence Sondhaus

    Europe ruled the waves for most of the modern era and even when its navies were eclipsed in size by the US force, they continued to dominate world wars. In this unique history of Europe's naval forces, Larry Sondhaus charts the development of naval warfare from the transition to steam to…

    Paperback – 2002-08-15
    Routledge

  • Pillaging the Empire: Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750

    Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750

    By Kris E Lane, Robert M. Levine

    This introductory survey to maritime predation in the Americas from the age of Columbus to the reign of the Spanish king Philip V includes piracy, privateering (state-sponsored sea-robbery), and genuine warfare carried out by professional navies.…

    Paperback – 1998-02-01
    Routledge

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