The story of the shores and islands of the Mediterranenan Sea takes readers to the heart of Western civilization, as well as to the religious and economic history of the world. This panorama of Mediterranean history explores everything from Europe's geography to mass tourism at the end of the C20.
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David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean Studies, Cambridge University.From Booklist:
This is a lushly illustrated, sweeping overview of the Mediterranean region by eight historians. Each writes about a specific period, but all describe the sea as the most important feature of the area, where the beguilingly varied cultures have lined the coasts, appearing and vanishing over the centuries, and have traded and warred with each other. Except for Egyptian civilization, self-contained and usually safe in the Nile Valley, the Mediterranean presented both danger and opportunity--the fact that the Romans were the only ones to ever unify it shows how susceptible it has been to shifts in power, especially naval power, which is presented as a history-making factor in every writer's essay, as is another historical constant: the geographical and climatic environment. Within these structures, the authors depict the daily workings of commerce and the conflicts of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, their observations always accentuated by photographs and drawings. A lovely production that will whet both eye and mind. REVWR
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Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110500251207
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