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Naval War College: Lincoln Paine: The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World


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Lincoln Paine, “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World” Eight Bells Book Lecture, Naval War College Museum, Jan. 16, 2014.

Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley draws upon the examples of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion.

 

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