Transfer between sea and land

Maritime vessels for cultural exchanges in the Early Modern Period

Edited by Simone Kahlow | 2018

Transfer between sea and land

Maritime vessels for cultural exchanges in the Early Modern Period

Edited by Simone Kahlow | 2018

ISBN: 9789088906206

Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 182x257mm | 154 pp. | Language: English | 14 illus. (bw) | 39 illus. (fc) | Category: cultural exchanges, Early Modern Period, seafaring, maritime history, underwater archaeology, maritime archaeology, shipwreck, maritime vessels, maritime trade, global trade, network, material culture, exotica | download cover

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    ISBN: 9789088906206

    Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 182x257mm | 154 pp. | Language: English | 14 illus. (bw) | 39 illus. (fc) | Category: cultural exchanges, Early Modern Period, seafaring, maritime history, underwater archaeology, maritime archaeology, shipwreck, maritime vessels, maritime trade, global trade, network, material culture, exotica | download cover

Questions about the cultural exchange of both knowledge and material goods are just as topical today as in years gone by. These questions have gained increasing attention from scholars since the 1980s when the term ‘transfers cultures’ by historians arose. However, this book provides a completely new approach in this context by interdisciplinary investigation of cultural exchanges based on chosen objects from shipwrecks and land, significant written documents and verifiable transfer of knowledge.

The publication combines studies from humanities and natural sciences. Thus, historians, archaeologists, and pharmacists have investigated the way of transfer by means of material and immaterial goods, such as ship lists, medicine, metal ware, exotic animals and Asian objects as well as ship constructions. They set out, the continuity and discontinuity of cultural exchange based on moving objects depending on different conditions such as region, time, demand and availability.

The innovative contributions of the publication aim to improve the understanding of cultural exchange by sea, as well as its reflection on land in the Early Modern Time and are the results of a workshop, which took place in the German Maritime Museum Bremerhaven, a Research Institute of the Leibniz Association, in 2015. The results show good promise for forthcoming investigations at the interface between History and Maritime Archaeology.

The book targets graduate and post-graduate interdisciplinary researchers of archaeological, human, and natural sciences as well as everybody interested in both post-medieval and maritime history.

List of Figures, Sources and Permission
Notes on Contributors
Foreword by the State Archaeologist of Bremen Uta Halle

Introduction: Maritime vessels and their Significance for Early Modern Cultural Exchange
Simone Kahlow

Asian Objects in Europe – Ways of Transcontinental Intertwining in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period
Gerson H. Jeute

A Contribution to the Study of Global Trade Routes in the Post–Medieval Period: ‘Nuremberg wares’ from Venetian Shipwrecks in the Eastern Adriatic
Patrick Cassitti

With the Warship KRONAN in the Wake of Paracelsus – Archaeological Finds Reflecting the Conception of Drugs in Seventeenth-Century Sweden
Björn Lindeke and Bo Ohlson

Exotic Animals – Thoughts about Supply and Demand Based on Archaeological Finds
Simone Kahlow

The Lloyd´s List – A Global Intelligence Unit?
Stefan Geissler

Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Age Shipbuilding
Anne-Kathrin Piele

Index

Dr. Simone Kahlow

Simone Kahlow studied archaeology at Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. At an early stage she specialized in medical archaeology and burial archaeology in both the Middle Ages and Post-Medieval Period, and has been dealing with these topics for nearly 20 years. Her PhD-Thesis, supported by the German Research Foundation and defended in April 2014, aimed at gaining a better understanding of the development of care institutions based on building constructions, small finds, as well as human and animal bones.

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Abstract:

Questions about the cultural exchange of both knowledge and material goods are just as topical today as in years gone by. These questions have gained increasing attention from scholars since the 1980s when the term ‘transfers cultures’ by historians arose. However, this book provides a completely new approach in this context by interdisciplinary investigation of cultural exchanges based on chosen objects from shipwrecks and land, significant written documents and verifiable transfer of knowledge.

The publication combines studies from humanities and natural sciences. Thus, historians, archaeologists, and pharmacists have investigated the way of transfer by means of material and immaterial goods, such as ship lists, medicine, metal ware, exotic animals and Asian objects as well as ship constructions. They set out, the continuity and discontinuity of cultural exchange based on moving objects depending on different conditions such as region, time, demand and availability.

The innovative contributions of the publication aim to improve the understanding of cultural exchange by sea, as well as its reflection on land in the Early Modern Time and are the results of a workshop, which took place in the German Maritime Museum Bremerhaven, a Research Institute of the Leibniz Association, in 2015. The results show good promise for forthcoming investigations at the interface between History and Maritime Archaeology.

The book targets graduate and post-graduate interdisciplinary researchers of archaeological, human, and natural sciences as well as everybody interested in both post-medieval and maritime history.

Contents

List of Figures, Sources and Permission
Notes on Contributors
Foreword by the State Archaeologist of Bremen Uta Halle

Introduction: Maritime vessels and their Significance for Early Modern Cultural Exchange
Simone Kahlow

Asian Objects in Europe – Ways of Transcontinental Intertwining in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period
Gerson H. Jeute

A Contribution to the Study of Global Trade Routes in the Post–Medieval Period: ‘Nuremberg wares’ from Venetian Shipwrecks in the Eastern Adriatic
Patrick Cassitti

With the Warship KRONAN in the Wake of Paracelsus – Archaeological Finds Reflecting the Conception of Drugs in Seventeenth-Century Sweden
Björn Lindeke and Bo Ohlson

Exotic Animals – Thoughts about Supply and Demand Based on Archaeological Finds
Simone Kahlow

The Lloyd´s List – A Global Intelligence Unit?
Stefan Geissler

Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Age Shipbuilding
Anne-Kathrin Piele

Index

Dr. Simone Kahlow

Simone Kahlow studied archaeology at Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. At an early stage she specialized in medical archaeology and burial archaeology in both the Middle Ages and Post-Medieval Period, and has been dealing with these topics for nearly 20 years. Her PhD-Thesis, supported by the German Research Foundation and defended in April 2014, aimed at gaining a better understanding of the development of care institutions based on building constructions, small finds, as well as human and animal bones.

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