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The Great Sea
Author: David S. H. Abulafia

ISBN: 9780141977164
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 816
Published: 23 April 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.4 x 3.8
Description:
For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of civilization. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean, from the erection of temples on Malta around 3500 BC to modern tourism. Ranging across time and the whole extraordinary space of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Jaffa, Genoa to Tunis, and bringing to life pilgrims, pirates, sultans and naval commanders, this is the story of the sea that has shaped much of world history. The top Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2011 Winner of the Mountbatten Literary Award for the Best Book About the Sea 2011 Winner of the British Academy Medal for Outstanding Achievement 2013 'Teeming with colourful characters . . . at its heart, this is a history of mankind - gripping, worldly, bloody, playful.' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times 'An extraordinary achievement . . . written with lucidity as well as authority. Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year 'A sensationally...

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