Maritime history is the history of mankind’s relation to the sea. The peer-reviewed Brill’s Studies in Maritime History welcomes studies on maritime history primarily international and comparative, with a global perspective. It regards maritime history as the history of the people who sail on the sea and live round the sea, that is, of littoral societies, of maritime regions, of seas and oceans, of the effects on land of man’s interaction with the sea. Maritime history is approached as widely as possible, as delineated by the important Dutch-Australian maritime historian Frank Broeze: it includes the use of the surface of the sea for transport and maritime business; the use of the resources of the sea and its subsoil; the use of the sea for power projection; the sea as an area for scientific exploration; the use of the sea for leisure activities; the use of the sea as an inspiration in culture and ideology. Maritime history offers the liberation of a borderless world in a synthesis of history and the social sciences, including economics, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and geography.
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Gelina Harlaftis, Institute for Mediterranean Studies/Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) and University of Crete
Maria Fusaro, University of Exeter, U.K.
Michael Miller, University of Miami, U.S.A.
Sarah Palmer, University of Greenwich, U.K.
Amelia Polónia, University of Porto, Portugal
David Starkey, University of Hull, U.K.
Malcolm Tull, Murdoch University, Australia
Richard W. Unger, University of British Columbia, Canada