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Port Cities and Intruders

Port Cities and Intruders

The Swahili Coast, India, and Portugal in the Early Modern Era

  • Author: Michael N. Pearson
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801872426
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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In Port Cities and Intruders, historian Michael Pearson explores the role of port cities and their orientation, relations between the coast and the interior, the place of the coast in the world economy, and the impact of the Portuguese in the early modern period.

Capitalism and Cloves

Capitalism and Cloves

An Archaeology of Plantation Life on Nineteenth-Century Zanzibar

  • Author: Sarah K. Croucher
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1441984712
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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This study of nineteenth-century clove plantations on Zanzibar provides an important contribution to debates in global historical archaeology. Broadening plantation archaeology beyond the Atlantic World, this work addresses plantations run by Omani Arab colonial rulers of Zanzibar. Drawing on archaeological and historical data, this book argues for the need to examine non-Western contexts of colonialism and capitalism as coeval with those in the North Atlantic World. This work explores themes of capitalism, colonialism, plantation landscapes, African Diaspora communities, gender and sexuality, locally produced and imported goods in historic contexts, and Islamic historical archaeology.

1998

1998

  • Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 311096743X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 441
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Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, and within this classification alphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.

Portugal

Portugal

  • Author: John Laidlar
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 293
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A bibliography citing and annotating over 750 publications on Portugal for English readers. They range across disciplines such as history, archaeology, biography, emigrants and overseas colonies, finance and banking, labor, science and technology, sport, periodicals, literature, transport, science, flora, religion, and politics. The emphasis is on works published during or since the 1980s, but a number of earlier titles are also included. A substantial introduction outlines the country's history. Laidlar (Portuguese, U. of Manchester) updates P. T. H. Unwin's 1987 first edition. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The journal of medieval and early modern studies

The journal of medieval and early modern studies

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Program of the ... Annual Meeting

Program of the ... Annual Meeting

  • Author: American Historical Association. Meeting
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1775-1914

  • Author: Eric H. Boehm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History, Modern
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Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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  • Category: Academic libraries
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Empires of the Weak

Empires of the Weak

The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order

  • Author: Jason Sharman
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691182795
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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How the rise of the West was a temporary exception to the predominant world order What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war over other civilizations from 1500 onward. In contrast, Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans actually had no general military superiority in the early modern era. J. C. Sharman shows instead that European expansion from the late fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries is better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities, disease in the Americas, and maritime supremacy earned by default because local land-oriented polities were largely indifferent to war and trade at sea. Europeans were overawed by the mighty Eastern empires of the day, which pioneered key military innovations and were the greatest early modern conquerors. Against the view that the Europeans won for all time, Sharman contends that the imperialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a relatively transient and anomalous development in world politics that concluded with Western losses in various insurgencies. If the twenty-first century is to be dominated by non-Western powers like China, this represents a return to the norm for the modern era. Bringing a revisionist perspective to the idea that Europe ruled the world due to military dominance, Empires of the Weak demonstrates that the rise of the West was an exception in the prevailing world order.

The Origins of Globalization

The Origins of Globalization

World Trade in the Making of the Global Economy, 1500-1800

  • Author: Pim de Zwart,Jan Luiten van Zanden
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108561128
  • Category: Business & Economics
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For better or for worse, in recent times the rapid growth of international economic exchange has changed our lives. But when did this process of globalization begin, and what effects did it have on economies and societies? Pim de Zwart and Jan Luiten van Zanden argue that the networks of trade established after the voyages of Columbus and Da Gama of the late fifteenth century had transformative effects inaugurating the first era of globalization. The global flows of ships, people, money and commodities between 1500 and 1800 were substantial, and the re-alignment of production and distribution resulting from these connections had important consequences for demography, well-being, state formation and the long-term economic growth prospects of the societies involved in the newly created global economy. Whether early globalization had benign or malignant effects differed by region, but the world economy as we now know it originated in these changes in the early modern period.

Bulletin

Bulletin

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Hispanists
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Category: American literature
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G.K. Hall Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies

G.K. Hall Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies

  • Author: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Publisher: G K Hall
  • ISBN: 9780783889238
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: N.A
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Journal of African Archaeology

Journal of African Archaeology

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Africa
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The Ottoman Age of Exploration

The Ottoman Age of Exploration

  • Author: Giancarlo Casale
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199703388
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim "the Grim" conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the decades that followed, the Ottomans became progressively more engaged in the affairs of this vast and previously unfamiliar region, eventually to the point of launching a systematic ideological, military and commercial challenge to the Portuguese Empire, their main rival for control of the lucrative trade routes of maritime Asia. The Ottoman Age of Exploration is the first comprehensive historical account of this century-long struggle for global dominance, a struggle that raged from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Straits of Malacca, and from the interior of Africa to the steppes of Central Asia. Based on extensive research in the archives of Turkey and Portugal, as well as materials written on three continents and in a half dozen languages, it presents an unprecedented picture of the global reach of the Ottoman state during the sixteenth century. It does so through a dramatic recounting of the lives of sultans and viziers, spies, corsairs, soldiers-of-fortune, and women from the imperial harem. Challenging traditional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans were not only active participants in the Age of Exploration, but ultimately bested the Portuguese in the game of global politics by using sea power, dynastic prestige, and commercial savoir faire to create their own imperial dominion throughout the Indian Ocean.

Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Cambridge World History

The Cambridge World History

  • Author: Jerry H. Bentley,Sanjay Subrahmanyam,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521192463
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Comprehensive account of the intense biological, commercial, and cultural exchanges, and the creation of global connections, between 1400 and 1800.

Machines as the Measure of Men

Machines as the Measure of Men

Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance

  • Author: Michael Adas
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801497605
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 430
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This new edition of what has become a standard account of Western expansion and technological dominance includes a new preface by the author that discusses how subsequent developments in gender and race studies, as well as global technology and politics, enter into conversation with his original arguments.

Abolition

Abolition

A History of Slavery and Antislavery

  • Author: Seymour Drescher
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139482963
  • Category: History
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In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other continents, they created, in the Americas, the most dynamic, productive, and exploitative system of coerced labor in human history. Three centuries later these same intercontinental actions produced a movement that successfully challenged the institution at the peak of its dynamism. Within another century a new surge of European expansion constructed Old World empires under the banner of antislavery. However, twentieth-century Europe itself was inundated by a new system of slavery, larger and more deadly than its earlier system of New World slavery. This book examines these dramatic expansions and contractions of the institution of slavery and the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries.

The Historic Urban Landscape

The Historic Urban Landscape

Managing Heritage in an Urban Century

  • Author: Francesco Bandarin,Ron van Oers
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119968097
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 224
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual developments in urban conservation. The authors offer unique insights from UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the book is richly illustrated with colour photographs. Examples are drawn from urban heritage sites worldwide from Timbuktu to Liverpool to demonstrate key issues and best practice in urban conservation today. The book offers an invaluable resource for architects, planners, surveyors and engineers worldwide working in heritage conservation, as well as for local authority conservation officers and managers of heritage sites.