Additional documentation, by Olivier Pironet (Le Monde diplomatique, August 2021)
• Cyril P. Coutansais, Atlas of Maritime Empires, CNRS Éditions, Paris, 2013.
Based on an important cartographic device, this work examines the cogs of the power of the great thalassocracies which have succeeded each other over the centuries since Antiquity.
• Lincoln Paine, The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, Atlantic Books, London, 2013.
The history of the world and of civilizations revisited through the prism of the sea. The author notably highlights the link between economic growth and maritime expansion.
• Jean Guellec and Pascal Lorot (dir.), Planet Ocean, Choiseul, Paris, 2006.
This sum, which brings together the contributions of some fifty specialists, analyzes the problems relating to the oceans in the scientific, economic, political, strategic fields, etc.
• Marcus Rediker and Peter Linebaugh, The Hydra of a Thousand Heads. The hidden history of the revolutionary Atlantic, Amsterdam, Paris, 2001.
How, in the 16th-18th centuries, a « Atlantic proletariat » and « transnational (Sailors, buccaneers, slaves, etc.) opposed the emerging capitalism.
• Alexis Wick, The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2016.
A reflection on the place and vision of the maritime space, at the crossroads of history, geography and sociology, through the case of the Red Sea under the Ottoman Empire.
• Questes, « Alexander’s Bathyscaphe. Man and the sea in the Middle Ages « , Vendémiaire, Paris, 2018.
A collective of medievalist researchers retraces the major stages of maritime history in the Middle Ages and explores the relationships between the societies of the time and the marine world.
• Marc Levinson, The Box. How the container changed the world, Max Milo, Paris, 2011.
The odyssey of the metallic parallelepiped, put into service in the mid-1950s on the coasts (…)
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