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Vient de paraître The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History sous la direction de Joseph C. Miller aux Princeton University Press

Le 6 février 2015 à 21h36

Vient de paraître The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History, edited by Joseph C. Miller (Vincent Brown, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Laurent Dubois & Karen Ordhal Kupperman, associate editors), 2014, Princeton University Press, 568 p. ISBN : 9780691148533 Prix : 59,75 € (existe en version électronique).

"The first encyclopedic reference on Atlantic history complete with maps, illustrations, and bibliographies.

Between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, the connections among Africa, the Americas, and Europe transformed world history—through maritime exploration, commercial engagements, human migrations and settlements, political realignments and upheavals, cultural exchanges, and more. This book, the first encyclopedic reference work on Atlantic history, takes an integrated, multicontinental approach that emphasizes the dynamics of change and the perspectives and motivations of the peoples who made it happen. The entries—all specially commissioned for this volume from an international team of leading scholars—synthesize the latest scholarship on central themes, including economics, migration, politics, war, technologies and science, the physical environment, and culture.
Part one features five major essays that trace the changes distinctive to each chronological phase of Atlantic history. Part two includes more than 125 entries on key topics, from the seemingly familiar viewed in unfamiliar and provocative ways (the Seven Years’ War, trading companies) to less conventional subjects (family networks, canon law, utopias). This is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, and scholars in a range of fields, from early American, African, Latin American, and European history to the histories of economics, environment, religion, military conquest, technology, science, politics, culture, and community."

Features original contributions from Sven Beckert, Holly Brewer, Peter A. Coclanis, Seymour Drescher, Eliga H. Gould, David S. Jones, Wim Klooster, Mark Peterson, Steven Pincus, Richard Price, Sophia Rosenfeld, and many more