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A new anthology faces the sea

Facing the Sea - Essays in Swedish Maritime Studies touches on bowmanship, the nation in maritime magazines, toys as maritime objects - and more. This time, thte CEMAS anthology is in English.

The anthology explores smugglers from the Åland Islands, about British privateers seizing Swedish ships, and about Swedish naval officers defending the honour of the flag. We also learn what a disaster at sea or the salvage of a shipwreck can say about past and present societies, and why more and more Swedes choose burial at sea for their loved ones. We hear the voices of children who made the dangerous escape to Sweden in wartime by crossing the Baltic Sea.

These are a few of the stories written by the eleven researchers who present a smorgasbord of recent work carried out at the Centre for Maritime Studies (CEMAS) at Stockholm University. The contributors are historians, ethnologists, and maritime archaeologists associated with the Centre.

The book on the publisher's website.

Illustration av landskap med sjöar och åar sett uppifrån. Framsidan av boken Facing the Sea.
Closeup of the cover of Facing the Sea. Essays in Maritime Studies. Ed. Leos Müller och Simon Ekström. Nordic Academic Press.