SpringerBriefs in Underwater Archaeology

Sea Ports and Sea Power

African Maritime Cultural Landscapes

Editors: Harris, Lynn (Ed.)

  • Discusses an Africanist approach to the framework of maritime landscapes and challenges of adapting international heritage polices
  • Highlights the sub-theme of sea ports and sea power as part of understanding the African maritime landscape
  • Includes case studies by maritime archaeologists and maritime archaeology graduate students
  • Focuses on cultural resource management and action that is relevant beyond the classroom and academia
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This volume represents a more Africanist approach to the framework of maritime landscapes and challenges of adapting international heritage policy such as the UNESCO convention. While the concept of a maritime landscape is very broad, a more focused thematic strategy draws together a number of case studies in South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, and Nigeria with a common thread.

Specifically, the contributors address the sub-theme of sea ports and sea power as part of understanding the African maritime landscape. Sea ports and surrounds are dynamic centers of maritime culture supporting a rich diversity of cultural groups and economic activities. Strategic locations along the African coastline have associations with indigenous maritime communities and trade centers, colonial power struggles and skirmishes, establishment of naval bases and operations, and World War I and II engagements.

About the authors

Dr. Lynn Harris (PhD University of South Carolina in 2002) is an Associate Professor in the Maritime Studies Program, History Department at East Carolina University. She is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and has serif"; color:#333333;mso-ansi-language:EN">a background in nautical archaeology, terrestrial archaeology, submerged cultural resource management and maritime history. Lynn received her BA and Honors degrees in Archaeology, Anthropology and African Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Areas of fieldwork experience and research interest include the American South, Africa, and the Caribbean. Her particular interest is the African diaspora and labor history. She teaches courses in underwater archaeology methods, maritime material culture, watercraft recording, and African and Caribbean maritime history with an inter-disciplinary Atlantic World perspective. Teaching assignments have included offering summer annual abroad study programs in South Africa or Namibia. Lynn has also directed and co-directed underwater archaeology field schools for graduate students in a variety of locations. She has published on vernacular watercraft, colonial period shipwrecks, public outreach, maritime heritage tourism, and international collaboration in underwater archaeology initiatives. Most recently, she authored and co-authored articles and reviews in the Journal of Maritime Archaeology, Nautical Research Journal, Historical Archaeology, Journal of Anthropological Research, International Journal of Heritage Studies, Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture and Northern Mariner. In 2013 she was presented with the Gerald E. Morris Prize by the Fellows of the G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport for an article best representing Maritime scholarship.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • When Did the Swahili Become Maritime? A Reply to Jeffrey Fleisher et al. (2015)

    Ichumbaki, Elgidius B.

    Pages 1-11

  • Port of Badagry, a Point of No Return: Investigation of Maritime Slave Trade in Nigeria

    Oyediran, Wale

    Pages 13-25

  • “A Gulf Between the Mountains”: Slavers, Whalers, and Fishers in False Bay, Cape Colony

    Harris, Lynn

    Pages 27-41

  • Technology and Empire: A Comparative Analysis of British and Dutch Maritime Technologies During the Napoleonic Era (1792-1815)

    Mollema, Ivor

    Pages 43-54

  • Bay of Storms and Tavern of the Seas: The Role of Risk in the Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Cape Town Harbour

    Borrelli, Jeremy R.

    Pages 55-65

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eBook $39.99
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Softcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-46984-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sea Ports and Sea Power
Book Subtitle
African Maritime Cultural Landscapes
Editors
  • Lynn Harris
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Underwater Archaeology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46985-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46985-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-46984-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 119
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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