While the Pacific Rim captures attention ::
Consider the Atlantic Rim, an older trade route.
The July 3, 2008 issue of London Review of Books discusses two recent books:
- The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus, by David Abulafia. Review from eHistory
- Hans Staden’s True History: An Account of Cannibal Captivity in Brazil, edited and translated by Neil Whitehead and Michael Harbsmeier.
- North Atlantic Map.
My interest in the history and geography of the Atlantic Rim took me to Kenneth White’s book On the Atlantic Edge. White’s ideas about geopoetics are provocative. He’s a Scotsman who lives in France and writes in English and French — a forward-thinking author with poetic nuance.
The Atlantic World Research Network – University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Atlantic World Foodways Conference – January 31 – February 2, 2014.
Transatlantic Exchanges Forum – Plymouth University – Atlantic Studies Initiative.