Journal of Global History 10:2 (2015): 358–59
Reviewed by H. V. Bowen, professor in modern history, Swansea University, UK
This is a bold and ambitious book. One can only admire an author who sets out to write a maritime history of the world that seeks to explore long-running interactions between ‘the sea’ and ‘civilization’. Most historians would shy away from such a challenge in view of the enormous range of knowledge that is required to offer even a summary of maritime history that extends over several thousand years, as well as over every ocean and continent.
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