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The Great Sea

Paperback edition released 06/03/2014 (ISBN: 9780141977164)

by David Abulafia

The Great Sea Synopsis

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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780141977164
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Author: David Abulafia
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 816 pages
Primary Genre General and world history

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About David Abulafia

David Abulafia is Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Gonville and Caius College, and was until recently Chairman of the Cambridge History Faculty. His previous books include Frederick II and The Western Mediterranean Kingdoms. He is a member of the Academia Europaea, and in 2003 was made Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana in recognition of his work on Italian and Mediterranean history.

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