Critical Approaches to Maritime and Naval History (HISM002)

30 credits

This module introduces you to the main approaches historians have taken to studying Maritime and Naval History, introducing the most influential methodological approaches in the field from the traditional and classic approaches based on the study of geographical explorations and the expansion of individual European empires, to the more recent focus on the interactions and interconnectivity between different imperial and economic systems, and the crucial interaction between economic, political and strategic concerns. With a strong comparative element, the course will concentrate on the way the field has interacted with different national historiographies, and played a fundamental role in the development of world and global histories.