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For a Comprehensive History of the Atlantic World or Histories Connected In and Beyond the Atlantic World?*

  • Cécile Vidal (a1)
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This article deals with the field of Atlantic history, which first rose to prominence in North America in the early 1990s. Based on a critical review of two recently published books that reflect this “new” historiographical current, it presents the various debates dividing the Atlanticist community, including the different ways of conceptualizing the Atlantic world, practicing Atlantic history, and envisioning the future of Atlantic studies. It argues that the Atlantic world should remain a simple historical framework instead of becoming the main object of investigation. The goal is thus to write a situated history that, while taking into account all historical actors, focuses on the redefinition and renegotiation of power relationships among individuals, groups, and socio-political formations in this interconnected world born out of European colonialism and imperialism.

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About Jack P. Greene and Philip D. Morgan, eds., Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009); Nicholas Canny and Philip D. Morgan, eds, The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

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Bernard Bailyn and Patricia L. Denault , eds., Soundings in Atlantic History: Latent Structures and Intellectual Currents, 1500-1830 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009

Catherine Hall and Sonya O. Rose , eds., At Home with the Empire: Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006)

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  • ISSN: 2398-5682
  • EISSN: 2268-3763
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