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New Directions in Mediterranean Maritime History$
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Gelina Harlaftis and Carmel Vassallo

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007381

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007381.001.0001

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Maltese Maritime Historiography: A Critical Assessment

Maltese Maritime Historiography: A Critical Assessment

(p.83) Maltese Maritime Historiography: A Critical Assessment1
New Directions in Mediterranean Maritime History

John Chircop

Liverpool University Press

This chapter provides a critical evaluation of the maritime historiography of Malta. It determines the two major interests are commercial and naval, at the expense of other sub-disciplines such as fishing. The author points to cultural hegemony and Western Eurocentric viewpoints as particular causes of bias within Maltese maritime history, then proceeds to details naval, shipping, trade, and harbour-related publications. The final part of the chapter is devoted to social history publications and the academic attempts to restore the numerous gaps in the history relating to areas such as fishing communities, maritime art, and ancient rites and rituals.

Keywords:   Maltese Corsairing, Naval History, Maltese Naval History, Grand Harbour (Malta), Maltese Shipping

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