OIL & GAS NEWS: VAST ARCTIC CLAIMS

February 20, 2008 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Earth, Economics, Financial, Globalization, Oil & Gas, Research | Leave a comment

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Oil & Gas News

Arctic Circle’s oil-rich seabeds –

Trillion Dollar Potential

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Arctic Circle’s oil-rich seabeds –

Trillion Dollar Potential

Wed, 20 Feb 2008

SAMUEL BRITTAN: FINANCIAL TIMES COLUMNIST FEBRUARY 20 2008

February 20, 2008 at 11:50 am | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, Literary, Philosophy, Research, United Kingdom | Leave a comment

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New Samuel Brittan article –

Defining the financial safety net

andrew.heavens@gmail.com

Wed 2/20/08

Defining the financial safety net

International Economy Winter

2008

Why should there be a safety net for banks and not for the steel industry, textiles or other victims of economic change? The cliché reply is that money, as the lubricant of the economic system, is “different”. This might have had plausibility when there was a hard and fast line between banks and other financial institutions. Central bank safety nets could in principle be extended from deposit banks to investment banks. But there would be no shortage of other corporate bodies claiming to provide similar services; and if we are not careful, safety nets would be demanded for most of the economy, which would be either impossible or disastrous if attempted.

http://www.samuelbrittan.co.uk/text301_p.html

New Samuel Brittan article –

Defining the financial safety net

http://www.samuelbrittan.co.uk/text301_p.html

andrew.heavens@gmail.com

Wed 2/20/08

ENERGY GEOPOLITICS CONFERENCE: MARCH 5 2008 NYC

February 20, 2008 at 10:57 am | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, Oil & Gas, Research, USA | Leave a comment

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NYMEX Invites GeoPolitics of

Energy March NYC

Geopolitics of Energy, March 5-6,

2008

Tue, 19 Feb 2008

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OCEANS IN WORLD HISTORY

February 20, 2008 at 3:16 am | Posted in Books, Earth, Globalization, History | Leave a comment

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Eurasia in World HistoryOceans in WH, a bibliography

“Eric L. Martin” elmartin@lcsc.edu

H-NET List for World History

H-WORLD@h-net.msu.edu

Feb 19 2008

Eurasia in World History — Oceans in WH, a bibliography

Lincoln Paine Maritime historian

LPaine1@maine.rr.com

A recent reference to the American Historical Review’s June 2006 forum on the “Oceans of History,” which featured essays on the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean — though “regrettably,” but inexcusably — not the Indian Ocean, reminds me that some world historians might be interested in where to go for more information on the subject of seas and oceans. Note that the “new thalassology” seems not to be quite as new as its promoters say; two dozen of the titles listed here were published before 2000.

Another point that should be borne in mind is that while ignoring the legal fiction of terrestrial borders has proven an enlightening exercise in regional history, in many respects the adoption of sea and ocean basins has merely replaced the constraints of one set of artificial limits ashore with equally artificial geographical boundaries that imagine firm but equally invented divisions between contiguous bodies of water. Apart from the fact that there is little agreement about what distinguishes one body of water from another, this boundary-making overlooks the crucial fact that merchant-sailors rarely recognize such clear distinctions in practice. For certain regions and certain periods in history the approach is feasible enough-there was no verifiable navigation between the Indian Ocean world and the Atlantic world prior to 1500, for instance-yet it takes considerable artifice to distinguish meaningfully between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, or between the Baltic and the North Seas, because people routinely passed between them both by sea and by land.

This is not an exhaustive list — among other things, it does not include essays and collections of essays — and suggestions of other works would be appreciated.

Ascherson, Neal. Black Sea. New York: Hill & Wang, 1995.

Ballard, G. A. Rulers of the Indian Ocean. 1927. Reprint Lahore: Al-Biruni, 1979.

Barendse, R.J. The Arabian Seas: The Indian Ocean World of the Seventeenth Century. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2002.

Bose, Sugata. A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006.

Braudel, Fernand. Memory and the Mediterranean. Reprint New York: Vintage, 2002.

Braudel, Fernand. The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II. Translated by Siân Reynolds. 2 vols. New York: Harper & Row, 1973. First published 1949.

Butel, Paul. The Atlantic. Translated by Iain Hamilton Grant. London: Routledge, 1999.

Calder, Nigel. The English Channel. New York: Viking Press, 1986.

Chaudhuri, K. N. Trade and Civilization in the Indian Ocean: An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Cotter, Charles H. The Atlantic Ocean. Glasgow: Brown & Ferguson, 1974.

Cunliffe, Barry. Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and its Peoples 8000 BCE-AD 1500. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Hall, Richard. Empires of the Monsoon: A History of the Indian Ocean and Its Invaders. London: HarperCollins, 1996.

Horden, Peregrine, and Nicholas Purcell. The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History. London: Blackwell, 2000.

Hourani, George F. Arab Seafaring in the Indian Ocean in Ancient and Early Medieval Times. 1951. Revised and expanded by John Carswell. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.

Jordan, Paul. North Sea Saga. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2004.

Kearney, Milo. The Indian Ocean in World History. London: Routledge, 2003.

King, Charles. The Black Sea: A History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Kirby, David, and Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen. The Baltic and North Seas. London: Routledge, 2000.

Klinge, Matti. The Baltic World. Translated by Timothy Binham. Helsinki: Otava, 1995.

Ludwig, Emil. The Mediterranean, Saga of a Sea. Emil Ludwig. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1942.

Martelli, George. Whose Sea? A Mediterranean Journey. London: Chatto and Windus, 1938.

Matvejevic, Predrag. Mediterranean: A Cultural Landscape. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

McDougall, Walter A. Let the Sea Make a Noise: A History of the North Pacific from Magellan to MacArthur. New York: Basic Books, 1993.

McGhee, Robert. The Last Imaginary Place: A Human History of the Arctic World. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2004.

McPherson, Kenneth. The Indian Ocean: A History of People and the Sea. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Myres, John Linton, Sir. Mediterranean Culture. Cambridge: The University Press, 1943.

Palmer, Alan. The Baltic: A New History of the Region and Its People. New York: Overlook Press, 2005.

Panikkar, K. M. India and the Indian Ocean: An Essay on the Influence of Sea Power on Indian History. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1945.

Pearson, Michael N. The Indian Ocean. London: Routledge, 2003.

Pryor, John H. Geography, Technology and War: Studies in the Maritime History of the Mediterranean, 649-1571. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Ray, Himanshu Prabha. Archaeology of Seafaring: The Indian Ocean in the Ancient Period. Delhi: Pragati Publications, 1999.

Shaffer, Lynda Noreen. Maritime Southeast Asia to 1500. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1996.

Toussaint, Auguste. History of the Indian Ocean. London: Routledge, 1966.

Vaughan, Richard. The Arctic: A History. Dover, NH: A. Sutton, 1994.

Villiers, Alan. Monsoon Seas: The Story of the Indian Ocean. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1952.

“Eric L. Martin” elmartin@lcsc.edu to H-WORLD

Robert Strayer

CSU Monterey Bay

rstrayer@sbcglobal.net

Another addition to the bibliography about oceans is a brief, up-to-date

synthetic work suitable as a text:

Rainer Buschmann

OCEANS IN WORLD HISTORY

(McGraw-Hill, 2007)

Eurasia in World HistoryOceans in WH, a bibliography

H-WORLD@h-net.msu.edu

“Eric L. Martin” elmartin@lcsc.edu

Feb 19 2008


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