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Peiresc’s Mediterranean World

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674979710

Publication Date: 10/30/2017

Text

640 pages

33 halftones, 11 charts, 2 tables

World

  • Note on the Text
  • Introduction
  • 1. Prologue: Algiers, June 1932
  • 2. Marseille-Aix
  • 3. Marseille and the French Mediterranean
  • 4. Contingency
  • 5. Peiresc’s Letters
  • 6. Writing to the Levant, 1626–1637
  • 7. Peiresc’s Names, or, On Reading the Namescape
  • 8. The Problem of Detail
  • 9. The Postal Link
  • 10. The Last Mile (Mule Is King)
  • 11. Marseille’s Merchants
  • 12. Marseille’s Merchant Families
  • 13. Financing, Disbursing, Reimbursing
  • 14. Sanson Napollon
  • 15. Naturalizing Merchants
  • 16. North Africans in Marseille
  • 17. Northerners in the Mediterranean
  • 18. Ship’s Captains and Patrons
  • 19. Tasks Entrusted to Captains
  • 20. Port Practices: Packaging—Plague—Quarantine
  • 21. Setting Sail
  • 22. Merchant Routes
  • 23. Mapping the Mediterranean
  • 24. Sicily
  • 25. People in Motion
  • 26. Ottoman Empire News
  • 27. Time and Timings
  • 28. Corsairs
  • 29. Ransoming
  • 30. End Points
  • 31. Merchants as Intellectual Partners
  • 32. Before Statistik
  • 33. Peiresc’s Mixing in Cairo’s Consular Politics
  • 34. Peiresc and Travel
  • 35. Where Mediterranean Meets Orient: Ethiopia, India, Yemen
  • 36. At the Still Point
  • Appendix A. Peiresc in History, 1637–1932
  • Appendix B. Peiresc’s Letters to the Levant, 1627–1637, Analyzed
  • Appendix C. Patrons and Captains
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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