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The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space

Show simple item record Wick, Alexis 2016 2021-05-06T12:00:10Z 2021-05-06T12:00:10Z
dc.identifier b18432463
dc.identifier.citation Wick, Alexis. The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2016.
dc.description AUB Faculty Publication.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252) and index.
dc.description.abstract The Red Sea has, from time immemorial, been one of the world's most navigated spaces in the pursuit of trade, pilgrimage, and conquest. Yet this multidimensional history remains largely unrevealed by its successive protagonists. Intrigued by the absence of a holistic portrayal of this body of water and inspired by Fernand Braudel's famous work on the Mediterranean, this book brings alive a dynamic Red Sea world across time, revealing the particular features of a unique historical actor. In capturing this heretofore lost space, it also presents a critical conceptual history of the sea, leading the reader into the heart of Eurocentrism. The sea, it is shown, is a vital element of the modern philosophy of history. Alexis Wick is not satisfied with this inclusion of the Red Sea into history and attendant critique of Eurocentrism. Contrapuntally, he explores how the world and the sea were imagined differently before imperial European hegemony. Searching for the lost space of Ottoman visions of the sea, The Red Sea makes a deeper argument about the discipline of history and the historian's craft.
dc.format.extent xv, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
dc.publisher University of California Press
dc.subject.ddc 909.096:W636r
dc.subject.lcsh Red Sea Region -- History.
dc.title The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space
dc.type Book

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