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HEEG Literature Seminar 3: Maritime History


Admission requirements


Course objectives

Students acquire a profound understanding of the recent scholarly discussions in the maritime history by reading a number of influential works which students are expected to have studied prior to the session in which these books are discussed.


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Mode of instruction

Tutorial (attendance compulsory)

Assessment method

Students are expected to write short essays on each of the books.


Reading list

  • J.R. Bruijn, Varend verleden. De Nederlandse oorlogsvloot in de 17de en 18de eeuw (Amsterdam 1998, ISBN 90.5018.407.3; 290 p.) (Or the English edition: The Dutch Navy of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Columbia, SC, 1993, ISBN 0.87249.875.1; 240 p.);

  • P. Butel, The Atlantic ( London 1999, ISBN 0.415.10690.7; 300 p.);

  • J.N.F.M. À. Campo, Engines of empire. Steamshipping and state formation in colonial Indonesia (Hilversum: Verloren, 2002 ISBN 90-6550-738-8) 690 p.
    Hilversum (2003). Cloth. With illustrations. 687 pp

  • Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen, David Kirby, The Baltic and the North Seas (London 2000, ISBN 0415132827, 368 p.)

  • M. Pearson, The Indian Ocean (London 2003, ISBN 0.415.21489.0; 290 p.)

  • N.A.M. Rodger, The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815 (London 2004, ISBN 0713994118 (hardback), ook in Penguin paperback, ISBN 0140288961, 976 p.


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Contact information

Prof.dr. H.J. den Heijer