The Western Mediterranean and the World: 400 CE to the Present

The Western Mediterranean and the World: 400 CE to the Present

by Teofilo F. Ruiz

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ISBN-13: 9781405188166
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Series: Blackwell History of the World Series
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

TEOFILO F. RUIZ, PhD is Distinguished Professor of History and of Spanish and Portuguese Literature, at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. A scholar of the social and popular culture of late medieval and early modern Spain, Dr. Ruiz received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008, and was selected the Faculty Research lecturer for 2011-12. He received a National Humanities Medal in 2011 for his "inspired teaching and writing," a doctor honoris causa from the Universidad de Cantabria, Spain in 2017.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 The Western Mediterranean: Sites of Encounter and Cultural Production 1

Part I Geography, History, and Cultural Contexts 17

2 The Imperatives of Geography and Climate: Sea and Land in the Western Mediterranean 19

3 History in the Mediterranean: From Unity to Fragmentation, circa 450 CE until the Early Modern World 47

4 History in the Mediterranean: The Making of the Modern World 75

5 Religions of the Western Mediterranean: Unity and Fragmentation in the Religious History of the Sea 105

6 Religions of the Western Mediterranean: Conversos and Renegades 125

7 Language, Culture, and Community in the Western Mediterranean 145

Part II Mediterranean Encounters 169

8 Encounters I: Traveling in the Western Mediterranean 171

9 Encounters II: The Mediterranean as a Site of Conflict, Movement, and Encounter 197

10 Between Two Worlds: Iberia, Sicily, Tunis, Algiers, and Marseille 227

11 On the Waters of the Western Mediterranean: Islands and Towns 265

12 Epilogue: The Western Mediterranean and the World 297

Bibliography 323

Index 335

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