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The Mediterranean in history

The Mediterranean in history

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Published by J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mediterranean Region -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-316) and index.

    Statementedited by David Abulafia ; texts by David Abulafia ... [et al.].
    ContributionsAbulafia, David.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDE80 .M43 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination320 p. :
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23242200M
    ISBN 100892367253
    ISBN 109780892367252
    LC Control Number2003107262

    Fernand Braudel (French: ; 24 August – 27 November ) was a French historian and a leader of the Annales scholarship focused on three main projects: The Mediterranean (–49, then –66), Civilization and Capitalism (–79), and the unfinished Identity of France (–85). His reputation stems in part from his writings, but even more from his . Get this from a library! The Mediterranean in history. [David Abulafia;] -- "The Mediterranean has been the meeting-place of the cultures of Europe, Asia and Africa, the battleground of races and nations and the focus of three great religions, Christianity, Judaism and.

      Book Description. This volume brings together for the first time a collection of twelve articles written both jointly and individually by Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell as they have participated in the debates generated by their major work, The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History (). One theme in those debates has been how a comprehensive Mediterranean history . About the Book. The focus of Fernand Braudel's great work is the Mediterranean world in the second half of the sixteenth century, but Braudel ranges back in history to the world of Odysseus and forward to our time, moving out from the Mediterranean area to the New World and other destinations of Mediterranean traders.

    Situated at the intersection of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millenia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. David Abulafia offers a fresh perspective by focusing on the sea itself: its practical importance for transport and sustenance; its dynamic role in the rise and fall of /5(4).   From the hominids who, as early as , BC, made their way from Africa to Crete bearing quartz hand axes, to the recent debt crisis in Greece, all of Mediterranean history .


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