Title: Sea and Civilization : A Maritime History of the World. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2013, ISBN:9781400044092
Seller ID: 111834
PAINE, Lincoln. The Sea and Civilization : A Maritime History of the World.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First Printing. Pp. (10),[xi]-xxxv,(1),[1 ]-744,(2), + 16 p. of colour plates. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Taking to the Water; The River and Seas of Ancient Egypt; Bronze Age Seafaring; Phoenicians, Greeks, and the Mediterranean; Carthage, Rome, and the Mediterranean; Chasing the Monsoons; Continent and Archipelagoes in the East; The Christian and Muslim Mediterranean; Norhtenr Europe Through the Viking Age; The Silk Road of the Seas; China Looks Seaward; The Medieval Mediterranean and Europe; The Golden Age of Maritime Asia; The World Encompassed; The Birth of Global Trade; Stateand Sea in the Age of European Expansion; Northern Europe Ascendant; "Anni hilation of Space and Time"; Naval Power in Steam and Steel; The Maritime World Since the 1950s. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00