Europe and the maritime world: A twentieth-century history

Michael B. Miller

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Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History offers a new framework for understanding globalization over the past century. Through a detailed analysis of ports, shipping, and trading companies whose networks spanned the world, Michael B. Miller shows how a European maritime infrastructure made modern production and consumer societies possible. He argues that the combination of overseas connections and close ties to home ports contributed to globalization. Miller also explains how the ability to manage merchant shipping's complex logistics was central to the outcome of both world wars. He chronicles transformations in hierarchies, culture, identities, and port city space, all of which produced a new and different maritime world by the end of the century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages435
ISBN (Electronic)9781139170048
ISBN (Print)9781107024557
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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