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      Changes on the Coast: Towards a Terraqueous Environmental History

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          The introduction of this issue devoted to the history of coastal environments proposes to go beyond the ‘great divide’ between land and sea, which still largely shapes the field of environmental history, and to rethink their interactions within the framework of a ‘terraqueous’ environmental history. The coasts are a privileged terrain for tackling this dichotomous vision. Because they are the hybrid product of natural and social dynamics, their study allows us to historicise and contextualise the construction, both materially and symbolically, of the existing boundaries between land and sea. It furthermore allows us to show the always liminal, shifting and permeable character of the coast, which functions more as an interface than as a border. Finally, because of their position on the edge, coasts have a ‘mirroring’ power which invites us to pay more attention to the symmetry between land and sea.

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                Journal
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                JHES
                jhes
                Journal for the History of Environment and Society
                Brepols Publishers
                2506-6730
                2506-6749
                January 2021
                : 6
                : 11-34
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                10.1484/J.JHES.5.128578
                d1d7694f-6226-417d-9d8e-a29a582ce145

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                Agricultural ecology,Environmental change,Environmental studies,General social science,General environmental science,Urban, Rural & Regional economics

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