The Great sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean download free [PDF and Ebook] by University Lecturer In History David Abulafia

The Great sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean download free [PDF and Ebook] by University Lecturer In History David Abulafia year 2013
  • Book name: The Great sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean
  • Author: University Lecturer In History David Abulafia
  • Release date: 2013/11/30
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, USA
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780199315994
  • Rating: 7.21 of 10
  • Votes: 787
  • Review by: Emmie Messer
  • Review rating: 8.43 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/6
  • Total pages: 783
  • Includes a PDF summary of 80 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millennia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. In this brilliant and expansive book, 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 empires; and the remarkable cast of characters-sailors, merchants, migrants, pirates, pilgrims-who have crossed and re-crossed it. Ranging from prehistory to the 21st century, The Great Sea is above all a history of human interaction. Interweaving major political and naval developments with the ebb and flow of trade, Abulafia explores how commercial competition in the Mediterranean created both rivalries and partnerships, with merchants acting as intermediaries between cultures, trading goods that were as exotic on one side of the sea as they were commonplace on the other. He stresses the remarkable ability of Mediterranean cultures to uphold the civilizing ideal of convivencia, 'living together.' Now available in paperback, The Great Sea is the definitive account of perhaps the most vibrant theater of human interaction in history.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 46H45M45S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, Oceanography (seas), Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, Earth: Natural History General
  • Available formats: MobiPocket, HTMLZ, PDF, XPS, DOC, TXT, EPUB, WORD. Compressed in ACE, RAR, 7Z, GZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 35.93 USD
  • Dimensions: 142x208x58mm
  • Weight: 862g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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