Entre mers—Outre-mer
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Jaspert, Nikolas and Kolditz, Sebastian (Eds.): Entre mers—Outre-mer: Spaces, Modes and Agents of Indo-Mediterranean Connectivity, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2018. https://doi.org/10.17885/heiup.355.492

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Published 13.09.2018.


Nikolas Jaspert, Sebastian Kolditz (Eds.)

Entre mers—Outre-mer

Spaces, Modes and Agents of Indo-Mediterranean Connectivity

The history of individual seascapes has recently become a vibrant and innovative field of research. Nonetheless, connections between seas (entre mers) and the imagination of lands „beyond the Sea“ (Outre-mer) have only rarely been focused in these contexts. This is precisely the main aim of the present collection of essays, which results from a conference held at Heidelberg University. The individual papers treat various aspects of transmarine connections, their regulation and mental expansion in an Indo-Mediterranean context, which comprises the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, as well as projections of seaways to India on other maritime areas, thus spanning a wide chronological spectrum from Egyptian antiquity to the onset of the Atlantic Age in the sixteenth century.

Nikolas Jaspert is professor of Medieval History at the Historical Institute of Heidelberg University. His research centers on Mediterranean, particularly Iberian History, the Crusades, Monastic and Religious History as well as Transcultural History.

Sebastian Kolditz is an academic assistant in Medieval History at the Historical Institute of Heidelberg University. His research focuses on the maritime history of Europe in the Early Middle Ages, on the Medieval Mediterranean, the history of Byzantine-Western relations and on universal Church Councils in the Later Middle Ages.

Front Matter
Table of Contents
Nikolas Jaspert, Sebastian Kolditz
Entre mers—Outre-mer: An Introduction
The Classic Hinge between Seas: Egypt and Indo-Mediterranean Connectivity in the Ancient World
Joachim Friedrich Quack
Incense, the Alphabet and Other Elements. On the Movement of Persons, Commodities and Ideas between Egypt and the Southern Red Sea Region
Alexandra von Lieven
Trade Contacts and Cultural Exchange between Egypt and India in the Ptolemaic and Roman Period
Andrea Jördens
Roman Alexandria, Queen of the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas
Integrating the Ocean into Indo-Mediterranean Concepts: Geographic Imagination and the Western Routes “Entre mers”
Raimund Schulz
Oceanic Sea Routes to India—the Western World´s Great Dream rom Antiquity to Columbus
Christoph Mauntel
Linking Seas and Lands in Medieval Geographic Thinking during the Crusades and the Discovery of the Atlantic World
Luís Adão da Fonseca
Straits, Capes and Islands as Points of Confluence in the Portuguese Ocean Route between the Atlantic and the East (in the Fifteenth Century)
The Plurality of Medieval Outre-Mers: Networks and Patterns of Spatial Penetration
Gita Dharampal-Frick
Transcultural Networks: From the Red Sea to the South China Sea, 1000–1800. Continuities and Transformations
Ranabir Chakravarti
Two Men of Boats: ʿAlī b. Manṣūr al-Fawfalī and PDYR—Gleanings from the Cairo Geniza
Christoph Dartmann
Die Genuesen und das Schwarze Meer—Raumerfassung und Raumpraxis am Beispiel des Liber Gazarie
Iván Armenteros Martínez
The Canary Islands as an Area of Interconnectivity between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries)
Controlling and Prohibiting Maritime Space: Early Modern Patterns
Daniel G. König
The Making of a Christian Atlantic. The Role of Islam in the Early Modern Emergence of ‘the West’
Susan Richter
Constitution of Space through Law—A Study on the Question of Property of the Sea in Pre-Colonial and Colonial Law in the Strait of Malacca