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The Great Sea A Human History of the MediterraneanE Great MOBI #234 der unvergleichlichen Geschichte eines Dialog verschiedener Kulturen Identitäten Politiken Wissenschaften Handel und Religionen entlang der Küsten des Gewässers für das die Römer noch den einen allbezeichnenden Namen hatten Mare Nostrum Abulafia schlägt einen Bogen durch Raum und Zeit und zeigt wie das Mittelmeer zu eben jenem kraftvollen Ort wurde an dem sich die Geschichte der Menschheit auf einzigartige Weise widerspiegelt Ein aufsehenerregendes Werk mit einem reichen Farbbildteil»Eine gelehrte Geschichte der Menschheit erzählt anhand des Mittelmeeres – packend welthaltig blu. view spoiler Bettie's Books hide spoiler

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The Great Sea A Human History of the Mediterranean summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Í ➞ [Epub] ❥ The Great Sea A Human History of the Mediterranean By David Abulafia ➨ – Die Geschichte des Mittelmeeres ist die Geschichte unserer ZivilisationDas gTig lustvoll die durch Great Sea A PDFEPUB #235 ihre Gelehrtheit Begeisterung und Bereitschaft zu Staunen Great Sea A Human History MOBI #234 besticht« Simon Sebag Montefiore Autor von ›Jerusalem‹»Dieses Buch wird für lange Zeit konkurenzlos sein«Literary Review»Dieses Buch ist ein Meilenstein«The Independent»Die vielfältige ualität von Abulafias Wissen ist fast unheimlich«Observer»Dieses epische hervorragend zu lesende und gelehrte Werk über die Geburtsstätte des Westens – das Mittelmeer – ist der Kandidat für das Geschichtsbuch des Jahres Abulafia übertrumpft sie alle«Sunday Times. ‘For over three thousand years the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation’This book the cover tells me ‘is the first complete history of the Mediterranean from the erection of the mysterious temples on Malta around 3500 BC to the recent invention of the Mediterranean’s shores as a tourist destination’ I was immediately fascinated how does a history of a sea read People interact with the sea in a number of ways but they don’t live on it What facts become important which aspects of human civilisation will feature and whyDavid Abulafia is professor of Mediterranean history at Cambridge and in this book he sets out the presence of the people who have lived around the Mediterranean from around 22000 BC to 2010 AD This is a history of the people who ‘dipped their toes in the sea and best of all took journeys across it’ The book is divided into five chronological sectionsThe First Mediterranean 22000 BC – 1000 BCThe Second Mediterranean 1000 BC 600 ADThe Third Mediterranean 600 AD – 1350 ADThe Fourth Mediterranean 1350 AD – 1830 ADThe Fifth Mediterranean 1830 AD – 2010 ADEach section of the book opens and closes a period of the sea’s history during which trade cultural exchanges and empires act as unifiers before the process stops or reverses Some of those significant events include the collapse of the Roman Empire the impact of the Black Death and recently the building of the Suez Canal‘The history of the Mediterranean has been presented in this book as a series of phases in which the sea was to a greater or lesser extent integrated into a single economic and even political area With the coming of the Fifth Mediterranean the whole character of this process changed The Mediterranean became the great artery through which goods warships migrants and other travellers reached the Indian Ocean from the Atlantic’There’s a wealth of information here about the great port cities including Alexandria Salonika and Trieste; about the space of the Mediterranean from Jaffa in the east to Gibraltar in the west from Venice in the north to Alexandria in the south As part of the narrative Professor Abulafia includes information about people whose lives illuminate the developments he is describing a diversity of ethnic linguistic political and religious influences We meet the Venetian merchant Romano Mairano and the Arab traveller Ibn Jubayr We read too of Shabbetai Zevi described as a deluded Messiah in 17th century SmyrnaOf most interest to me was the role of the Mediterranean in trade The merchant is a critical figure The Phoenicians spread the alphabet across the Mediterranean how else can merchants create the records they need The merchants carry essentials such as grain and salt but they also carry ideas plagues and religions across the sea Not all interactions are peaceful and different people including members of minorities make different contributions across culture and creed I would have to read the book at least once to fully appreciate Professor Abulafia’s coverage while the book is easy to read there is a huge amount of information to read and absorb There is a map included in each chapter which I found very helpful in placing the narrativeThis is an amazing book and well worth reading by anyone with an interest in the history of the Mediterranean Sea‘Rather than searching for unity we should note diversity’Jennifer Cameron Smith

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Die Geschichte des Mittelmeeres Sea A PDF #8608 ist die Geschichte unserer ZivilisationDas großartige opulente Werk zur Geschichte des Mittelmeers seit mehr als Jahren ist das Mittelmeer eines der Zentren der zivilisierten Welt An seiner geographischen Achse entscheiden sich bereits zu Zeiten Trojas politische und kulturelle Neuerungen die von weltpolitischer Bedeutung sind Von hier aus werden neue Reiche erobert Grenzen verschoben Weltanschauungen durchgesetzt Irrfahrten begangen es gab Schrecken Kriege Fehden Erstürmungen und Tragödien Aber es existiert ebenso die andere Seite und diese besteht aus Th. A gorgeous mosaic that pleads for the diversity and cultural exchange to which the shores of an inner sea lend themselves so well As one of the prominent anti Brexit historians Abulafia knows how to argue against the mythology of the nation stateThe only danger of 5000 years of Braudel with the wars kings restored into the economy Getting lost amidst the marbles For example some of the Byzantine interests of the Italian merchant republics in the Ottoman era aren't clear within the space of a few pages and the cultures of the Jews from Spain to the Levant could easily fill all of it by themselves just as easy as WWII or the Minoan civilisation Cultures of the Jews A New History by David Biale The Path to Victory The Mediterranean Theater in World War II by Douglas Porch