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The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean [Hardcover]

David Abulafia
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Table of Contents

Part 1: The First Mediterranean 1. Isolation and insulation: island communities before metal 2. Copper and Bronze 3. The triumph of the Tyrrhenians 4. Towards the Garden of the Hesperides Part 2: The Second Mediterranean 1. The purple traders 2. The heirs of Odysseus 3. The triumph of the Tyrrhenians 4. Towards the Garden of the Hesperides 5. Thalassocracies 6. The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean 7. 'Carthage must be destroyed' 8. 'Our Sea' 9. Old and new faiths 10. Dis-Integration Part 3: The Third Mediterranean 1. Mediterranean troughs 2. Crossing the Boundaries 3. The great sea-change 4. 'The profit that God shall give' 5. Ways across the Sea 6. The fall and rise of empires 7. Merchants, mercenaries and missionaries 8. Serrata - Closing Part 4: The Fourth Mediterranean 1. Would-be Roman emperors 2. Transformations in the West 3. Holy Leagues and unholy alliances 4. Akdeniz - the battle for the White Sea 5. Interlopers in the Mediterranean 6. Diasporas in despair 7. Encouragement to others 8. Views through the Russian prism 9. Deys, beys and bashaws Part 5: The Fifth Mediterranean 1. Ever the twain shall meet 2. The Greek and the unGreek 3. Ottoman exit 4. A tale of four and a half cities 5. Mare Nostrum - again 6. A fragmented Mediterranean 7. The Last Mediterranean Appendix: The physical Mediterranean

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