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Author Name:    ARENSON, Sarah

Title:   Encircled Sea : The Mediterranean Maritime Civilization. First Edition industjacket

Publisher:    Constable, London, Constable, London, 1990, ISBN:009469480X 

Seller ID:   106241

ARENSON, Sarah. The Encircled Sea : The Mediterranean Maritime Civilization. London : Constable, (1990). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xii,1-205,(3) + 24 pages of colour photos. Other illustrations and b&w photos in text. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "The Encircled Sea is the book to accompany a major new ten-part television series networked on Channel 4. The book offers an entirely new perspective on the study of the Mediterranean andits peoples. The cultures and civilizations that evolved on its shores sha ped the history of mankind. Since prehistoric times, this great sea has provided both a barrier and a bridge for the people who live around it. Modernscientific and historical research is building new bridges and breaking do wn old barriers. In this fascinating book Sarah Arenson uses the latest research in maritime studies - history, marine science, archaeology, social anthropology, marine engineering and geophysics - to explore the unique contribution that the Mediterranean has made to modern civilization. For this sea, the sea in the midst of the earth, was the heart of the old world. Asia,Africa and Europe converge upons its shores. The book begins by describing some of the creation myths and the earlies encounters of men and sea, draw ing on the astonish finds of underwater archaeology. The study of fishing and coastal industries show the evolution of peoples living on the water's edge. The developments of ship construction and port engineering, and the intricacies of trade organization point to the cohesiveness of Mediterranean maritime civilization. Naval warfare, piracy and the law of the sea are just a few of the other subjects investigated." - ftom the dj flap. Chapters :1. After Tethys; 2. The Fish Hunt; 3. The Water's Edge; 4. The Way of a Sh ip; 5. Gateways and Havens; 6. The Great Exchange; 7. Steering to the Horizon; 8. Life on Board; 9. The Law of the Sea ; 10. Theatre of War; 11. Wavesof Migration; 12. The Call of the Sea. Appendices: A. Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP); B. Underwater Archaeology; C. Maritime Legislation Today; D. D iving, Hyperbaric Medicine and Deep Sea Probes. With bibliography, notes and index. Light wear, else very good in dustjacket. 17.00


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