The Mediterranean in History

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The only complete and up-to-date overview of Mediterranean history from 1000 to the end of the 20th century

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The Mediterranean has been the meeting-place of the cultures of Europe, Asia and Africa, the battleground of races and nations and the focus of three great religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam

David Abulafia, doyen of Mediterranean scholars, has brought together a team of leading specialists from many countries to tell this enthralling and complex story as a connected narrative: from the physical setting, the prehistoric traders and the struggle between Phoenicians, Greeks and Etruscans ending in Roman victory, to the post-Roman nations, the Christian and Islamic powers, domination by England and France, and finally the twentieth century, divided between war and mass tourism.

This study covers all of recorded history, incorporating recent research and tools ranging from linguistics to underwater archaeology, accompanied by spectacular illustrations. Here is the only complete and up-to-date overview of one of the great themes of world history.

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Weight 1312 g
Dimensions 21.9 x 27.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 February 2016
Number of pages 320
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Oliver Rackham
Dimensions 21.9 x 27.9 cm
Weight 1312 g

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David Abulafia has been Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge since 2000 and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge since 1974. He is the author of many books, including the award-winning The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean.