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The Resource The Mediterranean in history, edited by David Abulafia ; texts by David Abulafia [and others]

The Mediterranean in history, edited by David Abulafia ; texts by David Abulafia [and others]

Label
The Mediterranean in history
Title
The Mediterranean in history
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Abulafia ; texts by David Abulafia [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contained in this history of the "Great Sea" are the stories of the birth of Western Civilization, the clash of warring faiths, and the rivalries of empires. David Abulafia leads a team of eight distinguished historians in an exploration of the great facts, themes and epochs of this region's history: the physical setting; the rivalry between Carthaginians, Greeks, and Etruscans for control of the 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, which placed emphasis on the overwhelming influences of physical geography on the molding of the region's civilizations. Instead, this new interpretation regards that physical context as a staging ground for decisive action, and at center stage are human catalysts at all levels of society-whether great kings and emperors, the sailors of medieval Amalfi, or the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. The authors do more than simply catalogue the societies that developed in the region, but also describe how these groups interacted with one another across the sea, enjoying commercial and political ties as well as sharing ideas and religious beliefs. This richly illustrated book offers contemporary historical writing at its best and is sure to engage specialists, students, and general readers alike
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909/.09822
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DE80
  • D973
LC item number
  • .M43 2003
  • .M36 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Abulafia, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Routes commerciales
  • Méditerranée, Région de la
  • Méditerranée, Région de la
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Civilização mediterrânea
  • MediterrÂneo (HistÓria;Aspectos Politico-SÓcio-EconÔmicos)
  • Kultur
  • Geschichte
  • Mittelmeerraum
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Medelhavsländerna
  • Trade routes -- Mediterranean Region. Geographic: Mediterranean Region -- History. Mediterranean Region -- Civilization
Label
The Mediterranean in history, edited by David Abulafia ; texts by David Abulafia [and others]
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0639/2003107262-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The creation of Mare Nostrum, 300 BC-500 AD
  • Geoffrey Rickman
  • The Mediterranean breaks up, 500-1000
  • John Pryor
  • A Christian Mediterranean, 1000-1500
  • Michel Balard
  • Resurgent Islam, 1500-1700
  • Molly Greene
  • The Mediterranean as a battleground of the European powers, 1700-1900
  • Jeremy Black
  • What is the Mediterranean?
  • A globalized Mediterranean, 1900-2000
  • David Abulafia
  • David Abulafia
  • The physical setting
  • Oliver Rackham
  • The first trading empires : prehistory to c. 1000 BC
  • Marlene Suano
  • The battle for the sea routes, 1000-300 BC
  • Mario Torelli
Control code
ocm53321408
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780892367252
Lccn
2003107262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780892367252
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53321408
  • (OCoLC)53321408
Label
The Mediterranean in history, edited by David Abulafia ; texts by David Abulafia [and others]
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0639/2003107262-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The creation of Mare Nostrum, 300 BC-500 AD
  • Geoffrey Rickman
  • The Mediterranean breaks up, 500-1000
  • John Pryor
  • A Christian Mediterranean, 1000-1500
  • Michel Balard
  • Resurgent Islam, 1500-1700
  • Molly Greene
  • The Mediterranean as a battleground of the European powers, 1700-1900
  • Jeremy Black
  • What is the Mediterranean?
  • A globalized Mediterranean, 1900-2000
  • David Abulafia
  • David Abulafia
  • The physical setting
  • Oliver Rackham
  • The first trading empires : prehistory to c. 1000 BC
  • Marlene Suano
  • The battle for the sea routes, 1000-300 BC
  • Mario Torelli
Control code
ocm53321408
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780892367252
Lccn
2003107262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780892367252
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53321408
  • (OCoLC)53321408

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