The New Coastal History

Cultural and Environmental Perspectives from Scotland and Beyond

Editors: Worthington, David (Ed.)

  • Explores the emergence of the ‘New Coastal History’, focusing on the experiences of coastal communities as distinct to those of landlocked or maritime settings
  • Interdisciplinary, bringing together a range of approaches, including environmental, cultural and political perspectives
  • Takes Scotland as a focus for study, while looking outwards to broader debates within coastal history and comparing coastal communities around the world
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About this book

This book provides a pathway for the New Coastal History. Our littorals are all too often the setting for climate change and the political, refugee and migration crises that blight our age. Yet historians have continued, in large part, to ignore the space between the sea and the land. Through a range of conceptual and thematic chapters, this book remedies that. Scotland, a country where one is never more than fifty miles from saltwater, provides a platform as regards the majority of chapters, in accounting for and supporting the clusters of scholarship that have begun to gather around the coast. The book presents a new approach that is distinct from both terrestrial and maritime history, and which helps bring environmental history to the shore. Its cross-disciplinary perspectives will be of appeal to scholars and students in those fields, as well as in the environmental humanities, coastal archaeology, human geography and anthropology. 

About the authors

David Worthington is Reader in History and Head of the Centre for History at the University of the Highlands and Islands, UK. He is author of British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, 1560-1688 (2012) and Scots in Habsburg Service, 1618-1648 (2003), and editor of British and Irish Emigrants and Exiles in Europe, 1603-1688 (2009).  More recently, he has published numerous articles on the coastal history of the north of Scotland. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introducing the New Coastal History: Cultural and Environmental Perspectives from Scotland and Beyond

    Worthington, David

    Pages 3-30

  • The Urban Amphibious

    Land, Isaac

    Pages 31-48

  • The Firth of Forth: What Drives Change

    Smout, T. C.

    Pages 49-64

  • Merchant Seamen, Sailortowns, and the Philanthropic Encounter in New York, 1843–1945

    Thayer, Johnathan

    Pages 67-85

  • The Influence of Post-glacial Rebound on the Island Community of Hailuoto on the Northern Baltic Sea

    Korhonen, Outi

    Pages 87-98

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eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64090-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £80.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64089-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Coastal History
Book Subtitle
Cultural and Environmental Perspectives from Scotland and Beyond
Editors
  • David Worthington
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64090-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64090-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64089-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 307
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 illustrations in colour
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