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The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean by David Abulafia (Paperback, 2014)

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The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean by David Abulafia 

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 

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.  

'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 sweeping book . . . This magnificent history shows how a narrow strip of sea became a meeting place of civilizations.' Tom Holland, Observer 

'The greatest living historian of the Mediterranean.' Andrew Roberts 

'This magnificent new history celebrates sea-faring nationalities of bewildering mixed bloods and ethnicities . . . the effect is mesmerising.' Ian Thomson, Independent

 

 Paperback | 816 pages

 129 x 198 x 36mm | 602g

 Penguin Books Ltd

 London, United Kingdom

 English

 w. ill.

 0141977167

 9780141977164

 

Condition: Very Good

A secondhand book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover. No missing or damaged pages, very minimal creasing on the first few pages (see photo. 3), but no tearing. No underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.