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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500251201
ISBN-10: 0500251207
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 219mm x 30mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » The Mediterranean today can seem like a barrier between Europe and Africa, not least to asylum-seekers risking their lives to cross the sea in open boats. However, for centuries it has been a place where cultures meet and mingle, and it is this aspect that forms the theme of this beautifully-illustrated book, which traces Mediterranean history from earliest times to the present day. The volume is introduced by an historical overview and a chapter on the environment. Chronological chapters describe the political history of the region, interspersed with essays setting these events in their social and economic context. Each chapter is written by a specialist in their field, and the whole is edited and introduced by David Abulafia, a historian of medieval Sicily. Presented in an attractive format, the book packed with colour photographs, making it a visually appealing as well as a fascinating read. It will delight anyone with an interest in the Mediterranean.(Kirkus UK)


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