Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000 by Barry Cunliffe | 9780300170863 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000

Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000

by Barry Cunliffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300170866

ISBN-13: 9780300170863

Pub. Date: 04/26/2011

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this magnificent book, distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe reframes our entire conception of early European history, from prehistory through the ancient world to the medieval Viking period. Cunliffe views Europe not in terms of states and shifting political land boundaries but as a geographical niche particularly favored in facing many seas. These seas,

Overview

In this magnificent book, distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe reframes our entire conception of early European history, from prehistory through the ancient world to the medieval Viking period. Cunliffe views Europe not in terms of states and shifting political land boundaries but as a geographical niche particularly favored in facing many seas. These seas, and Europe’s great transpeninsular rivers, ensured a rich diversity of natural resources while also encouraging the dynamic interaction of peoples across networks of communication and exchange. The development of these early Europeans is rooted in complex interplays, shifting balances, and geographic and demographic fluidity.

Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, and history, Cunliffe has produced an interdisciplinary tour de force. His is a bold book of exceptional scholarship, erudite and engaging, and it heralds an entirely new understanding of Old Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300170863
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
343,726
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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