Based on a study of more than 2,100 gravestones and monuments in North America and the United Kingdom erected between the seventeenth and late twentieth centuries, David Stewart expands the use of nautical archaeology into terrestrial environments. He focuses on those who make their living at sea--one of the world's oldest and most dangerous occupations--to examine their distinct folkloric traditions, beliefs, and customs regarding death, loss, and remembrance.
New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical ArchaeologyEdited by Gene Allen Smith, TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
This series is devoted to providing lively and important books that cover the spectrum of maritime history and nautical archaeology broadly defined. It includes works that focus on the role of canals, rivers, lakes, and oceans in history; on the economic, military, and political use of those waters; and upon the people, communities, and industries that support maritime endeavors. Limited neither by geography or time, volumes in the series contribute to the overall understanding of maritime history and can be read with profit by both general readers and specialists.
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Gene Allen Smith
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
FORT WORTH, TX 76129
Fax: (817) 257-5650
There are 32 books in this series.