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The Black Sea : a history

Author: Charles King
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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Based on research in multiple languages, this book is a guide to the history, cultures, and politics of the fascinating Black Sea area and its future at the heart of Europe and Eurasia. It demonstrates how a region often thought of as a zone of timeless conflict has experienced long periods of integration and co-operation.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles King
ISBN: 0199241619 9780199241613 019928394X 9780199283941
OCLC Number: 255566125
Description: XX, 276 Seiten, [15] Illustrationen : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: 1. An Archaeology of Place ; People and Water ; Region, Frontier, Nation ; Beginnings ; Geography and Ecology ; 2. Pontus Euxinus, 700BC - AD400 ; The Edge of the World ; "Frogs Around a Pond" ; "A Community of Race" ; How a Scythian Saved Civilization ; The Voyage of Argo ; "More Barbarous Than Ourselves" ; Pontus and Rome ; Dacia Traiana ; The Expedition of Flavius Arrianus ; The Prophet of Abonoteichus ; 3. Mare Maggiore, 400 - 1460 ; "The Scythian Nations Are One" ; Sea-Fire ; Khazars, Rhos, Bulgars, and Turks ; Business in Gazaria ; Pax Mongolica ; The Ship from Caffa ; Empire of the Comneni ; Turchia ; An Ambassador from the East ; 4. Kara Deniz, 1500 - 1700 ; "The Source of All the Seas" ; "To Constantinople - to be sold!" ; Domn, Khan, and Derebey ; Sailors' Graffiti ; A Navy of Seagulls ; 5. Chernoe More, 1700 - 1860 ; Sea and Steppe ; A Flotilla on Azov ; Cleopatra Processes South ; The Flight of the Kalmoucks ; A Season in Kherson ; Rear Admiral Dzhons ; New Russia ; Fever, Ague, and Lazaretto ; A Consul in Trabzon ; Crimea ; 6. Black Sea, 1860 - 1990 ; Empires, States, and Treaties ; Steam, Wheat, Rail, and Oil ; "An Ignoble Army of Scribbling Visitors" ; Trouble on the Kostence Line ; The Unpeopling ; "The Division of the Waters" ; Knowing the Sea ; The Prometheans ; Development and Decline ; 7. Facing the War ; Bibliography
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