The Resource The making of the Middle Sea : a history of the Mediterranean from the beginning to the emergence of the classical world, Cyprian Broodbank

The making of the Middle Sea : a history of the Mediterranean from the beginning to the emergence of the classical world, Cyprian Broodbank

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The making of the Middle Sea : a history of the Mediterranean from the beginning to the emergence of the classical world
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The making of the Middle Sea
Title remainder
a history of the Mediterranean from the beginning to the emergence of the classical world
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Cyprian Broodbank
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eng
Summary
The Mediterranean has been for millennia one of the global cockpits of human endeavor. World-class interpretations exist of its Classical and subsequent history, but there has been remarkably little holistic exploration of how its societies, culture and economies first came into being, despite the fact that almost all the fundamental developments originated well before 500 BC. This book is the first full, interpretive synthesis for a generation on the rise of the Mediterranean world from its beginning, before the emergence of our own species, up to the threshold of Classical times, by which time the "Middle Sea" was already in effect made. Thanks to unrivalled depth and breadth of exploration, Mediterranean archaeology is one of the world's richest sources for the reconstruction of ancient societies. This book is the first to draw in equal measure on ideas and information from the European, western Asian and African flanks, as well as the islands at the Mediterranean's heart, to achieve a truly innovative focus on the varied trajectories and interactions that created this maritime world. The Mediterranean combines unusual conditions in a strictly unique fashion that goes a long way towards explaining its precocious development: it is the world's largest inland sea, easily the largest of the five challenging, opportunity-rich "mediterraneoid" environments on the planet, and adjacent to the riverine cores of two of the earliest civilizations, in Mesopotamia and Egypt. No wonder its societies proved exceptional. Extensively illustrated and ranging across disciplines, subject matter and chronology from early humans and the origins of farming and metallurgy to the rise of civilizations -- Egyptian, Levantine, Hispanic, Minoan, Mycenaean, Phoenician, Etruscan, early Greek -- the book is a masterpiece of archaeological and historical writing. - Publisher
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Broodbank, Cyprian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DE86
LC item number
.B76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Mediterranean Region
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Mittelmeerraum
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The making of the Middle Sea : a history of the Mediterranean from the beginning to the emergence of the classical world, Cyprian Broodbank
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 630-653) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Barbarian History -- Provocative Places -- The Speciating Sea (1.8 million to 50,000 years ago) -- A Cold Coming We Had Of It (50,000-10,000 BC) -- Brave New Worlds (10,000-5,500 BC) -- How It Might Have Been (5,500-3,500 BC) -- The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (3,500-2,200 BC) -- Pomp and circumstance (2,200-1,300 BC) -- From Sea to Shining Sea (1,300-800 BC) -- The End of the Beginning (800-500 BC) -- De Profundis
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
672 pages
Isbn
9780199999781
Lccn
2013018179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans
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  • (OCoLC)844789745
  • (OCoLC)ocn844789745
Label
The making of the Middle Sea : a history of the Mediterranean from the beginning to the emergence of the classical world, Cyprian Broodbank
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 630-653) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Barbarian History -- Provocative Places -- The Speciating Sea (1.8 million to 50,000 years ago) -- A Cold Coming We Had Of It (50,000-10,000 BC) -- Brave New Worlds (10,000-5,500 BC) -- How It Might Have Been (5,500-3,500 BC) -- The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (3,500-2,200 BC) -- Pomp and circumstance (2,200-1,300 BC) -- From Sea to Shining Sea (1,300-800 BC) -- The End of the Beginning (800-500 BC) -- De Profundis
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
672 pages
Isbn
9780199999781
Lccn
2013018179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844789745
  • (OCoLC)ocn844789745

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