Boletín de Historia Marítima #3

Estás leyendo el tercer número del Boletín de Historia Marítima, boletín de sumarios en el que se reflejan las nuevas publicaciones científicas de Historia Naval y Marítima, principalmente en español e inglés. Aquí puedes consultar el nombre de la publicación y del autor, el resumen y palabras clave, los datos editoriales y un enlace al texto completo o a la referencia (en caso de no ser de libre acceso). Espero que el Boletín te sea de utilidad.

 

Los conquistadores españoles derrotados. Una mirada desde el cine y los videojuegos

MONDRAGÓN, Silvina; CHIMONDEGUY, Javier

El artículo busca revisitar la figura de conquistadores derrotados, que están lejos de lo que la historiografía tradicional intentó asociar al concepto de conquistador heroico e invencible. Se relaciona esta característica de vencidos con el contexto social de sus expediciones, la sociedad de la que forman parte y su lugar en la misma. El artículo presenta una comparación entre las fuentes del período, la producción de los historiadores y las resignificaciones del cine y los videojuegos.

Palabras clave: Conquistadores, Historia, Cine, Videojuegos.

Edición: Quaderns de cine, nº 13 (2018), pp. 85-92

Enlace:  Quaderns de cine

 


Agency of Littoral Society: Reconsidering Medieval Swahili Port Towns with Written Evidence

SUZUKI, Hideaki

Michael Pearson has contributed greatly to maritime history in the Indian Ocean World, focusing on what he calls the “littoral society.” He argues for the importance of observing how the land and the sea connect each other. Following his argument, this article explores agency in medieval Swahili port towns. Recent developments in archaeological studies have revealed the complex relationships between the land and the sea in East Africa. However, there are certain issues archaeological evidence could not explain. Drawing on archaeological studies as a reference and also studies on Southeast Asian ports for comparison, this article seeks to explore medieval Arabic literature, virtually the only available written material, to consider the case of the medieval Swahili coast.

Palabras clave: No constan.

Edición: The Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies, Vol 2, nº 1 (2018), pp. 73-86

Enlace: The Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies

 


Merchants and States: Private Trade and the Fall of Madras, 1746

MENTZ, Søren

Michael Pearson has argued that “rights for revenue” was an important element in the European way of organizing long-distance trade in the early modern period. The state provided indigenous merchant groups with commercial privileges and allowed them to influence political affairs. In return, the state received a part of the economic surplus. The East India Company and the British state shared such a relationship. However, as this article demonstrates, the East India Company was not an impersonal entity. It consisted of many layers of private entrepreneurs, who pursued their own private interests sheltered by the Company’s privileged position. One such group was the Company servants in Asia. The French conquest of Madras in 1746 and the following period of British sub-imperialism in India demonstrate that the state had traded off too many rights. Through the business papers of Willian Monson, a senior Company servant in Madras, the historian can describe the fall of Madras as a consequence of deteriorating relationships between private interests within the Company structure. Directors, shareholders, Company servants and private merchants in India fell out with each other. In this situation, the British state found it difficult to intervene.

Palabras clave: No constan.

Edición: The Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies, Vol 2, nº 1 (2018), pp. 36-56

Enlace: The Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies

 


Introduction: The Ocean and the Historian

SUBRAMANIAN, Lakshmi

I feel singularly privileged to write the introduction for the first of two special JIOWS festschrift editions honouring Michael Pearson’s contributions in the field of Indian Ocean studies. My association with Mike goes back to 1979/80 when I met him at the University of Viswabharati, where my mentor Ashin Dasgupta was working with him on an edited volume devoted to the history of India and the Indian Ocean. This was a time when as a young graduate student, I was being exposed to the hotly debated and discussed sub-field of maritime history. Several senior historians questioned the need to study maritime history outside the general frame of Indian economic history, by then an established field of enquiry, driven primarily by the agrarian question, poverty and the drain of wealth paradigm. I recall how, in course of my apprenticeship, I read a range of writings that looked at Asian trade and commercial exchanges that, although written largely out of European archives, dared to tell a very different story to the dominant one of European commercial and military hegemony. This was long before the heady debates of globalization, of Asia before Europe or indeed of the world system thesis that had entered the field; instead, we were chewing over the critiques of the peddler thesis put forward by Van Leur, and of the uncritical endorsement of colonial perspectives on Asian trade embodied in the writings of scholar administrator W.H. Moreland. It was here that Pearson and Dasgupta gave us the vital tools of our trade, to look beyond the official voices in the archive, to search for private adjustments and compromises that had so much more to say about the messy world of commercial and social transactions where to look for Weberian rationality or pure economic determinism was chasing a mirage.

Palabras clave: No constan.

Edición: The Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies, Vol 2, nº 1 (2018), pp. 2-11

Enlace: The Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies

 


Nineteenth Century Navies Role in Developing an understanding of the Pacific Coast of Central America

LEÓN SÁENZ, Jorge

Navies, apart from their traditional use by nations as instruments for the projection of power, for the protection of maritime interests and for exercising peacekeeping and war activities, have also had an important role in developing scientific and technical knowledge. The survey work undertaken by various navies since the 18th century, has in particular been of great benefit in improving and making navigation safer on high seas and coasts, through the provision of maritime charts and sailing directions, to all mariners. The technical efforts and geopolitical interests behind those efforts in the 19th century and how they affected the maritime trade and foreign affairs of the Central American countries located on the Pacific Coast are the subject of this study.

Palabras clave:Historia marítima, marinas de guerra, cartas marítimas, Costa del Pacífico, Istmo.

Edición: Diálogos: Revista electrónica de historia, Vol. 19, nº 2 (2018), pp. 58-100

Enlace: Diálogos. Revista Electrónica de Historia

 


De historia atlántica. Un recorrido por los textos latinos y árabes medievales que mencionan las Islas Canarias

GONZÁLEZ MARRERO, José Antonio; AGUILAR AGUILAR, Maravillas

Las Islas Canarias son un elemento clave en la reconstrucción del conocimiento y la percepción del Atlántico a lo largo de la Edad Media. Encontramos alusiones a las Fortunatae Insulae, al-ŷazā’ir al-jālidāt, en un buen número de textos latinos y árabes medievales. En este trabajo presentamos un recorrido por estas fuentes textuales.

Palabras clave: Islas Canarias, Fortunatae Insulae, al-ŷazā’ir al-jālidāt, Descubrimiento, historia atlántica.

Edición: Fortunatae: Revista canaria de filología, cultura y humanidades clásicas, nº 28 (2017-2018), pp. 109-122

Enlace: Fortunatae: Revista canaria de filología, cultura y humanidades clásicas

 


Las primeras sociedades de la industria de salazón y de la conserva de pescado en Ayamonte. los inicios de “feu hermanos” y “pérez hermanos”

MORENO FLORES, María Antonia

Nos remontaremos al origen de la industria de salazón y de conserva de pescado en Ayamonte. Situándonos en el siglo XIX, identificaremos las primeras sociedades mercantiles junto a sus socios y administradores.

Palabras clave: Origen, industrias, salazón, conservas, pescado, propietarios.

Edición: Huelva en su Historia – 3ª Época, vol. 14 (2018), pp. 182-202

Enlace: Repositorio Institucional de la Universidad de Huelva

 


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