By Brad Beaven,Karl Bell,Robert James

Despite the port’s prominence in maritime background, its cultural value has lengthy been missed in favour of its function inside fiscal and imperial networks. outlined via their intersection of maritime and concrete area, port cities have been websites of advanced cultural exchanges. This booklet, the made of foreign scholarship, bargains leading edge and difficult views at the cultural histories of ports, starting from eighteenth-century Africa to twentieth-century Australasia and Europe. The essays during this vital assortment discover key subject matters; the character and personality of ‘sailortown’ tradition and port-town lifestyles, and the representations of port cities that have been cast either inside and past urban-maritime groups. The book’s exploration of port city identities and cultures, and its use of a wealthy array of methodological ways and cultural artefacts, will make it of significant curiosity to either city and maritime historians. It additionally represents an important contribution to the rising, interdisciplinary box of coastal studies.

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