Carvane Maritime

Caravane Maritime

Intercultural Contacts, Multiple Identities and Shifting Allegiances: the
Caravane Maritime and its Protagonists in the Early Modern Mediterranean.


Galéasse à la voile et à la rameCaravane Maritime is the term designating the use of Western European/ 'Christian' shipping to carry Muslim goods and passengers between ports in the Ottoman Empire, including North Africa. By extension, it can include the inter-port carrying trade in the whole Mediterranean, whether by English, Dutch, French, Venetian/Italian or 'Greek' vessels. Click here to learn more about this historically important period.

In order to embrace a wide view of caravane maritime and its period, we are bringing together an international workshop comprising of researchers working on the various aspects of the traffic, including economic and social historians, literary specialists, specialists of Mediterranean studies and the Ottoman world. This will generate a framework within which exchanges of the latest research methods and evidence will take place. Click here to learn more about the project.

The Workshop

Polacre à la fonteDeveloping these themes, the University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies (ECMHS), in association with the University of Exeter Centre for Mediterranean Studies (CMS) and the University of Hull Maritime Historical Studies Centre (MHSC), hosted a two-day workshop at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, between 15 and 16 December 2007. Participants abstracts and audio extracts from the workshop are available for download. Click here to learn more about this workshop.

Please feel free to contact the organisers directly with any queries you may have about the workshop or the project.

AHRCOur grateful thanks go to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for their support of this project.



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