Brad Beaven, Karl Bell, Robert James*

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    The cultural life of port towns has largely remained a hidden history. Ports, as liminal urban spaces where communities lived and worked, have been foreshadowed by conventional historiography that analyses these for their global trade and imperial networks. However, the waterfront was the intersection of maritime and urban space and the port town was often a unique site of cultural exchange that both reinforced and challenged local, national and imperial boundaries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPort Towns and Urban Cultures
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Histories of the Waterfront, c.1700-2000
    EditorsBrad Beaven, Karl Bell, Robert James
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137483164
    ISBN (Print)9781137483157
    Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2016


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