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Despite the port’s prominence in maritime historical past, its cultural value has lengthy been overlooked in favour of its function inside of monetary and imperial networks. outlined by means of their intersection of maritime and concrete house, port cities have been websites of advanced cultural exchanges. This ebook, the made of foreign scholarship, deals leading edge and tough views at the cultural histories of ports, starting from eighteenth-century Africa to twentieth-century Australasia and Europe. The essays during this very important assortment discover key topics; the character and personality of ‘sailortown’ tradition and port-town existence, and the representations of port cities that have been cast either inside and past urban-maritime groups. The book’s exploration of port city identities and cultures, and its use of a wealthy array of methodological methods and cultural artefacts, will make it of serious curiosity to either city and maritime historians. It additionally represents a huge contribution to the rising, interdisciplinary box of coastal studies.
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18 For the effects of this experience see, for example, R. Pybus and M. ), Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World (Berkeley: University of California Press), pp. 72–91; N. Worden (2009), ‘“Below the Line the Devil Reigns”: Death and Dissent Aboard a VOC Vessel’, South African Historical Journal, 61:4, 701–29. 18 above), 16 worked as knegts and 4 became burghers. Forty-one completed their contracts in the garrison and then returned home, while 36 went on to other parts of the VOC empire in Asia.
Worden (2009), ‘“Below the Line the Devil Reigns”: Death and Dissent Aboard a VOC Vessel’, South African Historical Journal, 61:4, 701–29. 18 above), 16 worked as knegts and 4 became burghers. Forty-one completed their contracts in the garrison and then returned home, while 36 went on to other parts of the VOC empire in Asia. Twenty-four died in service as soldiers, and 6 deserted. Calculated from analysis of the Cape muster roll (NA, VOC 5179) and scheepsoldijboeken. 20 For a preliminary demographic analysis of soldiers and sailors posted at the Cape establishment, see J.
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