The Mediterranean in History

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Overview

In this richly illustrated volume, eight distinguished historians explore the facts, themes, and epochs of the history of the “Great Sea”: the physical setting; the rivalry between Carthaginians, Greeks, and Etruscans for control of sea routes; unification under Rome and the subsequent break up into Western Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam; the Crusades; commerce in medieval times; the Ottoman resurgence; the rivalry of European powers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries; and the globalization of the region in the last century.

The book departs from the traditional view of Mediterranean history with its emphasis on the influences of physical geography. Instead it regards physical context as a staging ground for decisive action with, at center stage, human catalysts at all levels of society—from great kings and emperors to the sailors of medieval Amalfi to the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. The authors describe how these groups interacted with one another across the sea, enjoying commercial and political ties as well as sharing ideas and religious beliefs.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The illustrations are magnificent and not just decorative, but mesh intelligently with the text.”—The London Sunday Times

“A superb resource for personal enrichment and an acclaimed contribution to both academic and community library shelves.”—Library Bookwatch

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606060575
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,483,571
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Abulafia is professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Introduction: What is the Mediterranean? 11
1 The physical setting 33
2 The first trading empires: prehistory to c.1000 B.C. 67
3 The battle for the sea routes: 1000-300 B.C. 99
4 The creation of Mare Nostrum: 300 B.C.-500 A.D. 127
5 The Mediterranean breaks up: 500-1000 155
6 A Christian Mediterranean: 1000-1500 183
7 Resurgent Islam: 1500-1700 219
8 The Mediterranean as a battleground of the European powers: 1700-1900 251
9 A globalized Mediterranean: 1900-2000 283
Further reading 313
Sources of illustrations 317
Index 319
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