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The corrupting sea : a study of Mediterranean history

Author: Peregrine Horden; Nicholas Purcell
Publisher: Oxford [U.K.] ; Malden, Mass : Blackwell, 2000.
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"The Corrupting Sea is a history of the relationship between people and their environments in the Mediterranean region over some 3,000 years. It advocates a novel analysis of this relationship in terms of microecologies and the often extensive networks to which they belong. This is the first major work since Braudel's The Mediterranean to address the problems of studying the area as a whole and on a long  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peregrine Horden; Nicholas Purcell
ISBN: 0631136665 9780631136668 0631218904 9780631218906
OCLC Number: 42692026
Description: xiii, 761 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 'Frogs round a Pond': Ideas of the Mediterranean 7 --
Part 2 'Short Distances and Definite Places': Mediterranean Microecologies 51 --
Part 3 Revolution and Catastrophe 173 --
Part 4 The Geography of Religion 401 --
Part 5 'Museums of Man'? The Uses of Social Anthropology 461.
Responsibility: Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell.

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An analysis of the relationship between man and his physical and biological environment in the Mediterranean region over 2000 years. It covers issues such as historiography, patterns of settlement  Read more...

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