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070361 UE Guided Reading - Globalgeschichte (2019W)

Global History of Piracy

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.11. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 13.11. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 20.11. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 11.12. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 08.01. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 15.01. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Saturday 18.01. 09:45 - 16:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 22.01. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Wednesday 29.01. 10:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Piracy and maritime violence are global social, cultural and economic phenomena. For millennia piracy played an important role in how past relations with the outside world were remembered. Focusing primarily on pre-modern piracy, we will read classics in the history of piracy and relevant primary sources in various European and Asian languages in English translation. The aim of the class is to reflect both on the global dimensions of the topic the stereotypical narratives centered on European and Atlantic history. Students will not only get an idea of the broad scope of piratical activities and their socio-economic backgrounds but also about the discourses and archival realities behind the sources describing pirates and their activities. We will learn how to independently spot different definitions of piracy and the motivations behind them. By integrating piracy with key research agendas of pre-modern global history (i.a. maps, state formation, gender, legal history, labour) the course will moreover contribute to a broader understanding of the field.

Assessment and permitted materials

Short papers (500 words) based on weekly readings and active participation in class room discussion (70%), 1 book review (15%), short final essay on one aspect dealt with during the course (15%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance (not more than two absences), engaged reading and active participation in class are key.

Course readings and details on assignments will be available on moodle in early November. No compulsory course reading for the first session.

Examination topics

Reading list

Antony, Robert,Top of Form Like Froth Floating on the Sea: The World of Pirates and Seafarers in Late Imperial South China. Institute for East Asian Studies, China Monograph Series. Berkeley: University of California, 2003.

Cheng, Wei-chung. War, Trade and Piracy in the China Seas, 1622-1683. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Müller, Leos, and Stefan Eklöf Amirell. Persistent Piracy: Maritime Violence and State-Formation in Global Historical Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Pennell, C. R. ed., Bandits at Sea. A Pirate Reader. New York: NYU Press, 2001.Top of Form

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu: VO Globalgeschichte

Epochen (BA 2012): Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte
BEd: Osteuropäische Geschichte, Globalgeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
Diplom UF: Osteuropäische Geschichte, Globalgeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
ID MA Osteuropastudien: M2.1a, M2.1b

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