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Abulafia, David

Overview
Works: 101 works in 501 publications in 9 languages and 8,698 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Publishing director, Honoree
Classifications: D117, 909.09822
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Most widely held works by David Abulafia
The great sea : a human history of the Mediterranean by David Abulafia( Book )

59 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of human interaction and cultural relations in the Mediterranean Sea region, from prehistoric times to the present day
Frederick II : a medieval emperor by David Abulafia( Book )

57 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily, King of Jerusalem, has, since his death in 1250, enjoyed a reputation as one of the most remarkable monarchs in the history of Europe. His wide cultural tastes, his apparent tolerance of Jews and Muslims, his defiance of the papacy, and his supposed aim of creating a new, secular world order make him a figure especially attractive to contemporary historians. But as David Abulafia shows ... Frederick was much less tolerant and far-sighted in his cultural, religious, and political ambitions than is generally thought. Here, Frederick is revealed as the thorough traditionalist he really was: a man who espoused the same principles of government as his twelfth-century predecessors, an ardent leader of the Crusades, and a king as willing to make a deal with Rome as any other ruler in medieval Europe. -- Frederick's realm was vast. Besides ruling the region of Europe that encompasses modern Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, eastern France, and northern Italy, he also inherited the Kingdom of Sicily and parts of the Mediterranean that include what are now Israel, Lebanon, Malta, and Cyprus. In addition, his Teutonic knights conquered the present-day Baltic States, and he even won influence along the coasts of Tunisia. Abulafia is the first to place Frederick in the wider historical context his enormous empire demands. Frederick's reign, Abulafia clearly shows, marked the climax of the power struggle between the medieval popes and the Holy Roman Emperors, and the book stresses Frederick's steadfast dedication to the task of preserving both dynasty and empire. ... Frederick emerges as less of the innovator than he is usually portrayed. Rather than instituting a centralized autocracy, he was content to guarantee the continued existence of the customary style of government in each area he ruled: in Sicily he appeared a mighty despot, but in Germany he placed his trust in regional princes, and never dreamed of usurping their power. Abulafia shows that this pragmatism helped bring about the eventual transformation of medieval Europe into modern nation-states."
The Mediterranean in history by David Abulafia( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contained in this history of the "Great Sea" are the stories of the birth of Western Civilization, the clash of warring faiths, and the rivalries of empires. David Abulafia leads a team of eight distinguished historians in an exploration of the great facts, themes and epochs of this region's history: the physical setting; the rivalry between Carthaginians, Greeks, and Etruscans for control of the sea routes; unification under Rome and the subsequent break up into Western Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam; the Crusades; commerce in medieval times; the Ottoman resurgence; the rivalry of European powers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries; and the globalization of the region in the last century. The book departs from the traditional view of Mediterranean history, which placed emphasis on the overwhelming influences of physical geography on the molding of the region's civilizations. Instead, this new interpretation regards that physical context as a staging ground for decisive action, and at center stage are human catalysts at all levels of society-whether great kings and emperors, the sailors of medieval Amalfi, or the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. The authors do more than simply catalogue the societies that developed in the region, but also describe how these groups interacted with one another across the sea, enjoying commercial and political ties as well as sharing ideas and religious beliefs. This richly illustrated book offers contemporary historical writing at its best and is sure to engage specialists, students, and general readers alike
The discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus by David Abulafia( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emphasizing contact between peoples rather than the discovery of lands, and using archaeological findings as well as eye-witness accounts, David Abulafia explores the social lives of the inhabitants of the Atlantic World, the motivations and tensions of the first transactions and the swift transmutation of wonder to vicious exploitation. Lucid, readable and scrupulous, this is a work of humane engagement with a period in which a tragically violent standard was set for European conquest of the world."--Jacket
The New Cambridge medieval history by Timothy Reuter( Book )

120 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History brings together studies of the political, religious, social and economic history of the whole of Europe and the Mediterranean world between 1198 and 1300
The two Italies : economic relations between the Norman kingdom of Sicily and the northern communes by David Abulafia( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy in the central Middle Ages : 1000-1300 by David Abulafia( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleventh to the early fourteenth centuries saw a great transformation in the political, cultural and economic life of the Italian peninsula, marked by the rise of the autonomous city-states in the north and centre, the expansion of international trade, and the creation of a wealthy southern kingdom which reached the peak of its power in this period, before fragmenting in two in the late thirteenth century. It was also the period in which the various dialects that we now callthe Italian language came into being, and in which Tuscan in particular became the vehicle for impressive literary in
The western Mediterranean kingdoms, 1200-1500 : the struggle for dominion by David Abulafia( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering account of the dynastic struggle between the kings of Aragon and the Angevin kings of Naples, which shaped the commercial as well as the political map of the Mediterranean and had a profound effect on the futures of Spain, France, Italy and Sicily. David Abulafia does it full justice, reclaiming from undeserved neglect one of the formative themes in the history of the Middle Ages
Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean, 1100-1400 by David Abulafia( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French descent into Renaissance Italy, 1494-95 : antecedents and effects( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Cambridge medieval history by Paul Fouracre( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the transitional period between the later Roman world and the early Middle Ages, this title offers a comprehensive survey of history in the 6th and 7th centuries, covering Ireland in the west to the rise of Islam in the Middle East, and from Scandinavia in the north to the Mediterrranean south
Il duomo di Monreale : lo splendore dei mosaici by David Abulafia( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scanderbeg by Harry Hodgkinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first biography of the Albanian national hero Scanderbeg (1403-1468), published in England for more than four hundred years. Written by the late Harry Hodgkinson, a former naval intelligence officer who served under Ian Fleming, this engrossing and elegantly crafted book is an attempt to bring the reader closer to this famous historical figure and to set him in the dramatic context of Albania and its history." -- Book cover
Joanot Martorell y el otoño de la caballería( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La scoperta dell'umanità : incontri atlantici nell'età di Colombo by David Abulafia( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Mediterráneo en la historia( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un emporio mediterráneo : el reino catalán de Mallorca by David Abulafia( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Spanish and Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situado en la encrucijada de las rutas comerciales del Mediterráneo occidental, el reino catalán de Mallorca merece que se le preste atención. El presente libro quiere poner de manifiesto las grandes transformaciones del comercio en las islas Baleares desde el principio de la conquista catalana hasta la Peste Negra. También analiza los vínculos existentes entre los territorios insulares y los continentales, y lugares tan alejados como Inglaterra y las islas Canarias.\r\nPor fin todos los investigadores del reino de Mallorca cuentan con una obra de referencia ineludible. Nunca antes este reino había sido estudiado con tanta precisión. Medievalia (UAB) F.J. Rodríguez\r\nUnidad y diversidad. El marco balear. El reino y sus historiadores. El problema constitucional. Un reino y tres religiones: los musulmanes. Un reino y tres religiones: los judíos. La encrucijada del Mediterráneo. El auge del comercio en Ciutat de Mallorca. El comercio en la época de las Vísperas. Hacia la integración económica: principios del siglo XIV. El comercio del reino autónomo en sus dos últimas décadas. Del Mediterráneo al Atlántico. La reforma de la economía mallorquina, 1343-1500
Sicilië en de zee( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de geschiedenis van Sicilië met nadruk op het archeologisch onderzoek naar scheepswrakken rond het Italiaanse eiland
The French descent into Renaissance Italy, 1494-5 : antecedents and effects( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediterranean encounters, economic, religious, political, 1100-1550 by David Abulafia( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The great sea : a human history of the Mediterranean
Alternative Names
Abulafia, D 1949-

Abulafia, David 1949-

Abulafia, David S 1949-

David Abulafia britischer Historiker

David Abulafia Brits mediëvist

David Abulafia brytyjski historyk

David Abulafia storico britannico

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Frederick II : a medieval emperorThe Mediterranean in historyThe discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of ColumbusThe New Cambridge medieval historyThe two Italies : economic relations between the Norman kingdom of Sicily and the northern communesItaly in the central Middle Ages : 1000-1300The western Mediterranean kingdoms, 1200-1500 : the struggle for dominionThe new Cambridge medieval history