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A Companion to Mediterranean History /

Other Authors: Horden, Peregrine, (ed.), Kinoshita, Sharon, (ed.)
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History.
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; WILEY BLACKWELL COMPANIONS TO HISTORY; Title page; Copyright page; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I: Climate and Vegetation; CHAPTER ONE : The Mediterranean Climate; Formation and structure of the Mediterranean climate system; Climate variability since the mid-Holocene; Sources of data; Linking climate variations to the events of human history; CHAPTER TWO : The Vegetative Mediterranean; A sea of plants; The deforested sea; The Mediterranean exchange; Empires of plants I: Rome; Empires of plants II: the caliphate; Conclusion PART II: Turning Points and PhasesCHAPTER THREE : Mediterranean "Prehistory"; The speciating sea; Seafaring and farming; The formative "long" third millennium; Big worlds, small worlds; The making of a middle sea; CHAPTER FOUR : The Ancient Mediterranean; "Mediterranean antiquity"-an abusive relationship?1; Primary production marks out a different world2; "The powers that ruled the sea"3; The accidents of integration4; Maritime civilizations? Ancient history and cross-cultural exchange5; CHAPTER FIVE : The Medieval Mediterranean; The "breakdown of Mediterranean unity" From Muslim to Latin MediterraneanFrom a compartmentalized sea to a Mediterranean inserted into complex networks; The production of a "Mediterranean normativity"; Conclusion; CHAPTER SIX : The Early Modern Mediterranean; The Ottoman Mediterranean; From Italian to Ottoman merchants; The Mediterranean viewed from the east; The Mediterranean in the world; The question of decline; From traders to imperialists; CHAPTER SEVEN: Mediterranean Modernity?; A modern Mediterranean?; A Mediterranean modernity?; Honor and shame; Patronage and corruption; Cosmopolitanism and modernity; The sea's seven souls CHAPTER EIGHT : Po-Mo MedPART III: Politics and Power; CHAPTER NINE : Thalassocracies; Meanings; Origins; Infrastructures; CHAPTER TEN : Nautical Technology; CHAPTER ELEVEN : Piracy; Three v