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The Black Sea: A History

Charles King

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241613
eISBN:
9780191601439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241619.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Black Sea has long formed a zone of interaction—sometimes cordial, sometimes conflictual—among the peoples and states around its shores, from the Balkans to the Caucasus, from Russia to Turkey. ... More


‘Current Liquidisations Ltd.’: Israel’s ‘Mediterranean’ Identity in Amos Oz’s The Same Sea

Hannah Boast

in Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443807
eISBN:
9781474491310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443807.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the role that the Mediterranean Sea came to play in Israel’s national identity from the 1990s onwards. Through a reading of Amos Oz’s The Same Sea (1999), it counters claims ... More


Sustaining Small Cetaceans: A Preliminary Evaluation of the Ascobans and Accobams Agreements

Robin Churchill

in International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298076
eISBN:
9780191685378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298076.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Large cetaceans have been regulated at the global level by the International Whaling Commission since the late 1940s. In the case of small cetaceans, however, it was not until the mid-1970s that ... More


Cartographic Curses: Europe and the Ptolemaic Poetics of Os Lusíadas (1572)

Katharina N. Piechocki

in Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226641188
eISBN:
9780226641218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641218.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Luís de Camões’s Os Lusíadas, typically framed as the first global epic, operates instead within the cartographic framework of the late fifteenth century (contemporaneous ... More


Where Three Worlds Met: Sicily in the Early Medieval Mediterranean

Sarah Davis-Secord

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501704642
eISBN:
9781501712593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704642.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Sicily is a lush and culturally rich island at the center of the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout its history, the island has been conquered and colonized by successive waves of peoples from across the ... More


The Two Maps of Israel’s Land

Rachel Havrelock

in River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319575
eISBN:
9780226319599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319599.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter investigates the process through which the map of a nation comes into being. The relevant examples derive from the Hebrew Bible and the context of antiquity, yet similar processes also ... More


Food and Wood

Alan Mikhail

in Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the eighteenth-century movement of timber from Anatolian forests to the Egyptian Red Sea port of Suez to build ships to move the province’s surplus grain. Although Egypt was the ... More


And on to Genoa

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0044
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author embarks for Genoa and describes the Mediterranean Sea. He arrives at Genoa and is hospitably entertained by the American Consul. He describes the city and expresses his admiration of ... More


Migrant geographies and European politics of irregular migration

Anne Ring Petersen

in Migration Into Art: Transcultural Identities and Art-Making in a Globalised World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526121905
eISBN:
9781526132352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121905.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

Through close-readings of two video installations, Chapter 6 addresses the problematics of the increasing securitisation of nation-state borders in ‘Fortress Europe’ and beyond, which restricts the ... More


Bridging Disconnected Seas

Federico De Romanis

in The Indo-Roman Pepper Trade and the Muziris Papyrus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198842347
eISBN:
9780191878343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842347.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is a review of how the challenges to the interchange between the Mediterranean and Red Seas were met during Antiquity. Over the centuries, the need to overcome the logistical problems ... More


England, here we come!

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0023
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author leaves the Cape and embarks on board the Britannia. He describes the ship and the character of its captain; discovers St Helena and describes the island, town, and fortifications, as well ... More


Harragas in Mediterranean illiterature and cinema

Hakim Abderrezak

in Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719099489
eISBN:
9781526135902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines literary and cinematic representations of unauthorized migrations across the Mediterranean Sea. Illiterature encompasses the body of work that tackles clandestine crossings and ... More


Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Hans Lucht

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book chronicles the lives of a group of fishermen from Ghana who took the long and dangerous journey to Southern Italy in search of work in a cutthroat underground economy. A story that ... More


Natural History Collections as Dynamic Research Archives

Tamar Dayan and Bella Galil

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the importance of museum specimens and samples. Natural history collections are archives of biodiversity, snapshots that provide a way to physically retrieve an individual ... More


“Sound” Tracks and Soundtracks: Clandestine Crossings, Film Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics

Hakim Abderrezak

in Transpositions: Migration, Translation, Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789621112
eISBN:
9781800852877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621112.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the importance of sound in films that narrate migrants’ and refugees’ failed crossings of the Mediterranean Sea, and the space that sound occupies in these narratives. It lays ... More


Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900

Francesca Trivellato, Leor Halevi, and Catia Antunes (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199379187
eISBN:
9780199379224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379187.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Religion

This book focuses on trade across religious boundaries around the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans during the second millennium, when transportation technology was fragile and ... More


Ships, Navigation, and Mapping in the Sixteenth Century

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes ships, navigation, and mapping in the sixteenth century. Despite the poor pay and all the hazards, sailors felt bonded to life at sea. Eric Newby told of both the dangers and ... More


The Testery: breaking Hitler’s most secret code

Jerry Roberts

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0024
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

I joined the Intelligence Corps in autumn 1941. At that time few people were allowed into the Mansion at Bletchley Park, the nerve centre. I was fortunate ... More


The Testery: breaking Hitler’s most secret code

Jerry Roberts

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0024
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

I joined the Intelligence Corps in autumn 1941. At that time few people were allowed into the Mansion at Bletchley Park, the nerve centre. I was fortunate enough to work in the Mansion and was one ... More


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