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The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

Edited by Nicholas Canny and Philip Morgan

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199210879
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743467 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199210879.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in History

The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

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This book focuses on the history of the Atlantic World from 1450–1820 and contains thirty-seven articles that offer a wide-ranging and authoritative account of the movement of people, plants, pathogens, products, and cultural practices around and within the Atlantic basin. As a result of these movements, new peoples, economies, societies, polities, and cultures arose in the lands and islands touched by the Atlantic Ocean, while others were destroyed. The articles in this volume seek to describe, explain, and, occasionally, challenge conventional wisdom concerning these path-breaking developments. They demonstrate connections, explore contrasts, and probe themes. During the four centuries encompassed by this collection, pan-Atlantic webs of association emerged that progressively linked people, objects, and beliefs across and within the region. Events in one corner of the Atlantic world had effects and reverberations thousands of miles away. This volume breaks down traditional barriers between the study of the several European Atlantic Empires, and their relationships with Africa and its peoples. The great virtue of thinking in Atlantic terms is that it encourages broad perspectives, unexpected comparisons, trans-national orientations, and expanded horizons.

Keywords: Atlantic Ocean; plants; pathogens; cultures; pan-Atlantic peoples; Atlantic Empires; Africa; history

Book.  704 pages. 

Subjects: History

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Introduction in The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

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Native Americans and Europeans in The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

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Atlantic Seafaring in The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

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Violence in the Atlantic in The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

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The Atlantic World, the Senses, and the Arts in The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

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The Iberian Atlantic to 1650 in The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

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The Northern European Atlantic World in The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World

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