Vanguards of Globalization: Port-Cities from the Classical to the Modern
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edited by Rila Mukherjee
Professor of History, University of Hyderabad
This volume considers the historical evolution of port-cities from Emporion to Gateway and interrogates their nature over time. It studies specific port-cities such as Barbarikon, Chaul, Porto Novo, Madras, Nagasaki, and Sitangkai, and more generally the ports around the Erythraean Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic, Portuguese, Andhra, Bengal and Vietnamese coasts. In doing so, the essays in this volume celebrate the hybridity and cosmopolitanism that port-cities offer and discuss the wider implications of cross-cultural competition, port-hinterland dynamics as well as themes, problems and textual evidence about port-cities and how they link to ports today.
Bébio Vieira Amaro • Amândio Jorge Morais Barros • Marie-Franoise Boussac • Suchandra Ghosh • Kenneth R. Hall • Rila Mukherjee • Antoni Picazo Muntaner • Michael Pearson • Amélia Polónia • Rashmi • Jean-Franc̗ois Salles • Radhika Seshan • Ilicia J. Sprey • G. Nagar Sridhar • Cynthia Neri Zayas
‘All in all, this is an excellent volume with new and invigorating ideas on commercial networks.’
Ujjayan Bhattacharya, Indian Historical Review