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Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Alastair Couper

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This is the first comprehensive account of the maritime peoples of the Pacific Islands. It focuses on the sailors who led the exploration and settlement of the islands and New Zealand and their ... More


The International Law of the Sea: India and the UN Convention of 1982

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060000
eISBN:
9780199081981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060000.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book discusses the developments that have taken place in the laws of the sea in the last sixty years. The earlier European Law of the Sea was the special concern of a few seafaring nations and ... More


From Sea Bandits to Sea Lords:1: Nonstate Violence and Pirate Identities in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Japan

Robert J. Antony

in Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers: Violence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028115
eISBN:
9789882206915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028115.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the meanings of piracy in the context of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Japan. It describes pirates as entrepreneurs of violence, as free agents who sold their services in the ... More


Concerning Violence: A Backward Journey into Maori Anthropophagy

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the change in the orientation of Maori anthropophagy and the shift in the orientation of British cannibalism from a generalized fantasy to a tradition of seafaring ... More


‘Birds of a Feather Flock Together’: Prostitutes, Clients, and Seafaring

Lotte van de Pol

in The Burgher and the Whore: Prostitution in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211401
eISBN:
9780191725142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211401.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sketches a profile of the Amsterdam prostitutes, and of their main clients, the sailors. Statistics and data from the judicial records enable to construct a collective biography of the ... More


Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea—An Unfinished Journey: Some very Preliminary Thoughts on Pirates and Other Pernicious People

Daniel-Erasmus Khan

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0074
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The phenomenon of maritime piracy has terrorized the seas since time immemorial. The number of attacks worldwide having increased more than tenfold in the past two decades, the pirate menace has ... More


Cultural Revival

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains that the purpose in building Hōkūle'a and then sailing her to Tahiti was actually twofold. In addition to resolving issues about seafaring in Polynesia, the canoe and the voyage ... More


Roman Seas: A Maritime Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Economies

Justin Leidwanger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190083656
eISBN:
9780190083687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083656.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers an archaeological analysis of maritime economy and connectivity in the Roman east. That seafaring was fundamental to prosperity under Rome is beyond doubt, but a tendency to view the ... More


Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

These dramatic tales of seafaring and shipwrecks have been translated into English for the first time from the author's sixteenth-century reports on the perils and disasters experienced by travelers ... More


“I Cherish a Desire to Be at Sea”: John Wompas and the Maritime Atlantic

Jenny Hale Pulsipher

in Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped Out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300214932
eISBN:
9780300235548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214932.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses John Wompas's “desire to be at sea.” Wompas spent his life straddling two worlds, so there is harmony in the fact that he sought the companionship of a group of men who spent ... More


Ancient History of Malta: From Prehistory to the Arab Conquest

Ayşe Devrim Atauz

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031798
eISBN:
9780813038148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031798.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter discusses the period of Maltese prehistory when the first settlers arrived on the Maltese Islands. However, it is noted that seafaring activity in the Mediterranean dates back to about ... More


Fair Play in an Ugly World: The Politics of Nautical Melodrama

in The World in Play: Portraits of a Victorian Concept

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776080
eISBN:
9780804778947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776080.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter presents an account of nautical melodrama, which constitutes, at first glance, a relatively crude phase in nineteenth-century British theatre. Focusing on the trials and tribulations of ... More


Introduction: A Seafaring Perspective

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book investigates the role of indigenous seafarers and related maritime traders in the history of the Pacific Islands. It charts the continuity of seafaring from the ancient ancestors of the ... More


Sailors, Myths, and Traditions

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter compares the seafaring traditions, myths, and beliefs held by Pacific islanders and other sailors in the past and present. There are numerous metaphorical legends in the Pacific Islands ... More


The First Pacific Seafarers

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes the characteristics of the first Pacific seafarers. The peoples of the Pacific Islands have a history of early long-distance seafaring that is unrivaled anywhere in the world; ... More


The Arrival of Foreign Ships

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the arrival of foreign ships in the Pacific Islands, with particular emphasis on the relationships between foreign sailors and the local maritime communities. It first considers ... More


Companies, Colonies, and Crewing

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the impact of colonization on merchant shipping companies, seafaring employment, and crewing in the Pacific Islands. It first looks at foreign merchant companies that competed ... More


Contemporary Local and Regional Shipping

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines local and regional shipping from the 1960s onward, with particular emphasis on the political, technological, and social changes that have occurred in the maritime sector of the ... More


The Global Pacific Seafarer

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the employment of Pacific sailors in international shipping companies by focusing on the case of Kiribati. One and a quarter million merchant seafarers were supplied to ... More


Medusas of the Western Pacific: The Cultural Techniques of Seafaring

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

According to Sophocles, seafaring is the very first cultural technique which makes possible all other cultural techniques. The chapter analyzes shipbuilding and navigational practices among the ... More


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