There was a time in history when the sea was as important as the land for defining a country's social and cultural identity. "Outrageous Seas" is about that time, and about the harrowing, almost mythic, experience of shipwreck, near-shipwreck, and survival in waters off Newfoundland. Travellers from many walks of life - explorers and missionaries, traders, fishers and mariners, Native Peoples, aristocrats and immigrants - have left rare and fascinating first-hand accounts of such disasters. Their narratives span four centuries and touch many historical sub-themes such as the appeal of religion in times of crisis, gender roles, and the ocean-as-workplace. Apart from its obvious scholarly appeal, this collection evokes psychic responses to calamity and brushes with death, perhaps the most universal experience of all. Rainer K. Baehre is a member of the historical studies program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0886293588
Descrizione libro Carleton Univ Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0886293588
Descrizione libro Carleton Univ Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0886293588
Descrizione libro 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 153mm x 229mm x 33mm. Hardcover. This text examines the harrowing, almost mythic experience of shipwreck, near-shipwreck and survival in waters off Newfoundland. These experiences are related through first-ha.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 408 pages. 0.757. Codice libro della libreria 9780886293581