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Mari connessi

  • Michael North

Following Fernand Braudel’s Méditerranée, historians interpreted the Mediterranean, Baltic, Atlantic, Indian Ocean or Pacific as closed maritime systems, consisting of multiple micro-environments. This essay seeks to overcome these limited perspectives and to examine, how the various seas and oceans were connected by the Vikings, the Cairo Genizah merchants and the Italian trading companies of the Middle Ages. The second part of my article “Connected Seas” examines the perception and memory of the seas as an element of maritime connectivity. It introduces the concept of realm of memory (lieu de mémoire) into maritime history and tests it in four case studies on the Sound, the Straits of Gibraltar, the Dardanelles and the Straits of Malacca.

  • Keywords:
  • Vikings,
  • Genizah,
  • merchants,
  • maritime straits,
  • lieu de mémoire,
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Michael North

University of Greifswald, Belgium - ORCID: 0000-0003-2436-6392

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  • Publication Year: 2019
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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Mari connessi

Authors

Michael North

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-857-0.02

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2019

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© 2019 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Table of Contents

Book Title

Reti marittime come fattori dell’integrazione europea / Maritime Networks as a Factor in European Integration

Editors

Giampiero Nigro

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

592

Publication Year

2019

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© 2019 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-856-3

ISBN Print

978-88-6453-856-3

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978-88-6453-857-0

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978-88-9273-037-3

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Atti delle «Settimane di Studi» e altri Convegni

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2704-6354

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2704-5668

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