[Pdf Kindle] The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
Is full f accessible and gripping information This us a book to be read and re read sadly the author is ill served by his publisher The 10 pages of maps are almost useless omitting most locations mentioned in each chapter and without any indication of journeys taken or the impact of wind and current The indispensable notes are formatted in a style rendering them almost unusable However nothing can detract from Abulafia s style and wisdom not to mention the witty asides The hardback is so heavy to hold when reading but the many maps and not to mention the witty asides The hardback is so heavy to hold when reading but the many maps and would be diminished in indlePaperback Perhaps but I d expect a broken spineWhatever it s superb Great #World History Well Written I #history Well written I especially interested IN OCEANS AROUND AUSTRALIA AND ASIA. oceans around Australia and Asia. Explorers pirates cartographers and travellers in their uests for spices gold ivory slaves lands for settlement and nowledge of what lay beyond Abulafia has created an extraordinary narrative of humanity and the oceans From the earliest forays of peoples in hand hewn canoes through uncharted waters to the routes now taken daily by supertankers in their thousands The Boundless Sea shows how maritime networks came to form a continuum of interaction and interconnection across the globe 90 per cent of global trade is still conducted by sea This is history of the grandest scale and scope and from a bracingly different perspective not as in most global histories from the land but from the boundless se. This isn t a review as I have only read a fifth of it it s a complaint that the title is not indexed There is a big index but you can only access it by starting at the beginning and going on until you get to the entry that you want Which is absurd for a book of this size and importance This is the first time I have had to write a negative review This is a remarkable importance This is the first time I have had to write a negative review This is a remarkable from an eminent historianI should have realised that illustrations and maps would not come out well or indeed at all And there have beenseveral pages missing So I have bought the hardback version The Spice islands have been nown as a valued trade destination but The Boundless Sea encompasses the surrounding trading nations For a Eurocentric tradition this is a surprising. WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2020A SUNDAY TIMES FINANCIAL TIMES THE TIMES AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEARFor most of human history the seas and oceans have been the main means of long distance trade and communication between peoples for the spread of ideas and religion as well as commerce This book traces the history of human movement and interaction around and across the worlds greatest bodies of water charting our relationship with the oceans from the time of the first voyagers David Abulafia begins with the earliest of seafaring societies the Polynesians #of the Pacific the possessors of intuitive navigational skills long before the invention of the compass who by the #the Pacific the possessors of intuitive navigational
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Variation in assumed developments of Middle Eastern east African and Asian sea trade Bought for my husband from his wish list he was very pleased This must be one of the greatest histories ever writtenIt is definitely my Desert Island choice #After Reading The Conclusion I Felt A #reading the Conclusion I felt a of bereavement that I had come to the end but immediately ordered book on the Mediterranean A history of cultures on the move exploration settlement interaction and growth The scholarship is vast but accessible Each chapter is a self contained adventure with information about sailing techniues navigational aids personalities and tragedies Starting with the tiny crafts of Micronesia and ending with the enormous passenger ships and bulk transporters every page. Ury were trading between their far flung islands By the seventh century trading routes stretched from far flung islands By the seventh century trading routes stretched from coasts of Arabia and Africa to southern China and Japan bringing together the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific and linking half the world through the international spice trade In the Atlantic centuries before the little The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth kingdom of Portugal carved out its powerful seaborne empire many peoples sought new lands across the sea the Bretons the Frisians and most notably the Vikings nownown to be the first Europeans to reach North America As Portuguese supremacy dwindled in the late sixteenth century the Spanish the Dutch and then the British each successively ruled the wavesFollowing merchants.