The International Journal of Maritime History (IJMH) is the journal of the International Maritime Economic History Association. The IJMH is a fully-refereed, quarterly publication which addresses the maritime dimensions of economic, social, cultural, and environmental history. Truly international in scope, the IJMH publishes studies of a multidisciplinary nature on a broad range of maritime historical themes, including shipping, shipbuilding, seafaring, ports, resorts and other coastal communities, sea-borne trade, fishing, environment and the culture of the sea. Every issue of the IJMH carries a diversity of material that reflects the breadth and international nature of research in maritime history. Scholars the world over contribute feature articles as well as research notes that inform readers of important new scholarship which has not yet reached the stage of a formal monograph, historiographical essays, and essays on source. A series of “forums” explores important issues in maritime history. The book reviews are recognized as being the most extensive in the field. Each volume also includes “Roundtables” comprising essays by a group of participants who use an important new book as a platform for discussion of a variety of themes, methodologies and perspectives that are suggested by the book; these are then followed by a response by the author.