The middle sea a history of the mediterranean john julius norwich on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this lively and dramatic book brings roaring to life the grand sweep of 5 000 years of history in the cradle of civilization a wonderfully illustrated account of the civilizations that rose and fell on the lands bordering the mediterranean. This was a disappointing book i was really looking forward to a history of the mediterranean which included both shores and a history of the maritime and geographical impact of the sea on the peoples living around it and really it was little more than an historical travelogue. This lively and dramatic book brings roaring to life the grand sweep of 5000 years of history in the cradle of civilization a wonderfully illustrated account of the civilizations that rose and fell on the lands bordering the mediterranean the middle sea represents the culmination of a great historians unparalleled art and scholarship john julius norwich provides brilliant portraits of . A day or two later he was dead the knights of st john were to hold their lovely island for another forty years but now it was an island in more than just the geographical sense the eastern mediterranean had become to all intents and purposes a muslim sea. Colonization of the ancient mediterranean had been taking place book review the making of the middle sea a history of the mediterranean from the beginning to the emergence of the classical world
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