Introduction

Brad Beaven, Karl Bell, Robert James*

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Abstract

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.
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781137483164
ISBN (Print)9781137483157
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2016

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