The Atlantic

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 11, 2002 - History - 352 pages
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From Antiquity to modern times, the Atlantic has been the subject of myths and legends. The Atlantic by Paul Butel offers a global history of the ocean encompassing the exploits of adventurers, Vikings, explorers such as Christopher Columbus, emigrants, fishermen, and modern traders. The book also highlights the importance of the growth of ports such as New York and Liverpool and the battles of the Atlantic in the world wars of the twentieth century.
The author offers an examination of the legends of the ocean, beginning with the Phoenicians and Carthaginians navigating beyong the Pillars of Hercules, and details the exploitation and power struggles of the Atlantic through the centuries.
The book surveys the important events in the Atlantic's rich history and comprehensively analyses the changing fortunes of sea-going nations, including Britain, the United States and Germany.

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The Atlantic is more than ocean. Throughout history, it helped to shape much of the Western world and was a driving force in the development of the Americas. How much impact did it have? Paul Butel ... Read full review

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Butel (modern history, Universit Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux) has written a global history of the Atlantic Ocean from the beginning of recorded history through the present. Seas and oceans, Butel ... Read full review

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