The great sea : a human history of the Mediterranean /

Presents a history of human interaction and cultural relations in the Mediterranean Sea region, from prehistoric times to the present day.

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Main Author: Abulafia, David.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, [2011]
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Table of Contents:
  • Pt. 1. The first Mediterranean, 22000 BC-1000 BC. Isolation and insulation, 22000 BC-3000 BC
  • Copper and bronze, 3000 BC-1500 BC
  • Merchants and heroes, 1500 BC-1250 BC
  • Sea peoples and land peoples, 1250 BC-1100 BC
  • Pt. 2. The second Mediterranean, 1000 BC-AD 600. The purple traders, 1000 BC-700 BC
  • The heirs of Odysseus, 800 BC-550 BC
  • The triumph of the Tyrrhenians, 800 BC-400 BC
  • Towards the garden of the Hesperides, 1000 BC-400 BC
  • Thalassocracies, 550 BC-400 BC
  • The lighthouse of the Mediterranean, 350 BC-100 BC
  • 'Carthage must be destroyed,' 400 BC-146 BC
  • 'Our sea,' 146 BC-AD 150
  • Old and new faiths, AD 1-450
  • Dis-integration, 400-600
  • Pt. 3. The third Mediterranean, 600-1350. Mediterranean troughs, 600-900
  • Crossing the boundaries between Christendom and Islam, 900-1050
  • The great sea-change, 1000-1100
  • 'The profit that God shall give,' 1100-1200
  • Ways across the sea, 1160-1185
  • The fall and rise of empires, 1130-1260
  • Merchants, mercenaries and missionaries, 1220-1300
  • Serrata
  • closing, 1291-1350
  • Pt. 4. The fourth Mediterranean, 1350-1830. Would-be Roman emperors, 1350-1480
  • Transformations in the West, 1391-1500
  • Holy leagues and unholy alliances, 1500-1550
  • Akdeniz
  • the battle for the White Sea, 1550-1571
  • Interlopers in the Mediterranean, 1571-1650
  • Diasporas in despair, 1560-1700
  • Encouragement to others, 1650-1780
  • The view through the Russian prism, 1760-1805
  • Deys, beys, and bashaws, 1800-1830
  • Pt. 5. The fifth Mediterranean, 1830-2010. Ever the twain shall meet, 1830-1900
  • The Greek and the unGreek, 1830-1920
  • Ottoman exit, 1900-1918
  • A tale of four and a half cities, 1900-1950
  • Mare nostrum
  • again, 1918-1945
  • A fragmented Mediterranean, 1945-1990
  • The last Mediterranean, 1950-2010
  • Conclusion : Crossing the sea.