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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Thames and Hudson Limited, Dec 2, 2013 - History - 672 pages
A masterpiece of archaeological and historical writing, 'The Making of the Middle Sea' is extensively illustrated and ranges across disciplines, subject matter and chronology from early humans to the rise of civilizations - Egyptian, Minoan, Mycenaean, Phoenician, Etruscan, early Greek and pan-Mediterranean. It is the only up-to-date, full, interpretive synthesis on the rise of the Mediterranean world from its beginnings to the threshold of Classical times. The author is Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. '... offers us a Mediterranean like nothing we have seen before, in vivid and commanding prose that sweeps majestically across time and space while providing a stunning granularity of detail' - Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard University

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This is a thoroughly enjoyable, fascinating and thought provoking overview of the prehistory of the Mediterranean, the Middle Sea of the title, with sufficient detail to allow you to understand the ... Read full review

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Cyprian Broodbank is Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and has held fellowships and visiting appointments in connection with this book from All Souls College, Oxford, the University of Cincinnati, UCLA and the British Academy. His previous book, 'An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades' (Cambridge University Press, 2000), won two international book prizes: the James R. Wiseman award of the Archaeological Institute of America (for all fields of archaeology), and the Runciman Prize (for all fields of Hellenic Studies).

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