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[EPUB] ✻ The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Author John Julius Norwich – Ar1web.co An electrifying narrative history of the Mediterranean from Ancient Egypt to 1919 from the bestselling author of The Popes and Sicily A Short History The Mediterranean has nurtured three of the most dAn electrifying narrative history of the Mediterranean from Ancient Egypt to 1919 from the bestselling author of The Popes and Sicily A Short History The Mediterranean has nurtured three of the most dazzling civilisations of antiuity witnessed the growth of three of our greatest religions and links three of the world's six continents John Julius Norwich has visited every country around its shores; now he tells the story of the Middle Sea a tale that begins with the Pharaohs and ends with the Treaty.

Of Versailles in a dramatic account of the remarkable civilisations that rose and fell on the lands of the MediterraneanExpertly researched and ingeniously executed Norwich takes us through the Arab conuests of Syria and North Africa; the Holy Roman Empire and the Crusades; Ferdinand and Isabella and the Spanish Inuisition; the great sieges of Rhodes and Malta by the Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent; the pirates of the Barbary Coast and the Battle of Lepanto; Nelson and Napoleon; the Greek War of.

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PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle Norwich is the only child of the Conservative politician and diplomat Duff Cooper and of Lady Diana Cooper a celebrated beauty and society figure Through his father he is descended from King William IV and his mistress Dorothea JordanHe was educated at Upper Canada College Toronto Canada as a wartime evacuee at Eton College and at the University of Strasbourg He served in the Royal Navy

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  1. Kalliope Kalliope says:

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  2. Jason Goodwin Jason Goodwin says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle middle pdf, history kindle, mediterranean mobile, The Middle pdf, Sea A free, Sea A History of epub, Middle Sea A epub, Middle Sea A History of epub, The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean PDFI reviewed this for someone maybe the Spectator a few years ago like this‘Its character is complex awkward and uniue’ wrote the French historian Fernand Braudel in the preface to the First Edition of his The Med and the Med World in the Age of Philip II ‘No simple biography beginning with date of birth can be written of this sea; no simple narrative of how things happened would be appropriate to its history’ But then no French historian could reckon on JJN either Historian broadcaster champion of Venice he can be viewed almost any day in the year in the Reading Room of the London Library where he bones up on his facts and writes his books Over the years these have incl


  3. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle middle pdf, history kindle, mediterranean mobile, The Middle pdf, Sea A free, Sea A History of epub, Middle Sea A epub, Middle Sea A History of epub, The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean PDFThere is little point in speculating on how history might have been changed had Constantine Dragases indeed married Maria BrankovichThe Middle Sea is as generous sweeping and relentless as he Mediterranean itself might prove but likely not I am all about half measures this morning We have been given an airport history but one of a relative heft I am not ashamed to admit it filled in gaps I didn't have a clue about the fate of the Republic of Venice This is also the historical euivalent of Gosford Park as events become the focus until attention drifts elsewhere without resolution I found that compelling except when it wasn't I think this is a fair assessment of the coastal players and I don't belief anyone is ignored Norwich is obviously self conscious about tying things up at war's end and the 1919 treaties There is an illuminating epilogue in the chapter on the Suez Canal where Ike is allowed his Nah to the UK France and Israel


  4. David David says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle middle pdf, history kindle, mediterranean mobile, The Middle pdf, Sea A free, Sea A History of epub, Middle Sea A epub, Middle Sea A History of epub, The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean PDFThis 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 than an historical travelogue The work focused on traditional histories of the people on the Med and offers nothing new If you are unfamiliar with Southern European history this is a good intro But if you are interested in a comprehensive history of the Med this isn't it The work is hamstrung by a powerful Euro centric sensibility and pretty much discounts the southern inhabitants of the sea and wholly ignores the importance and impact of the Black Sea Very disappointingbut a good noob intro to South European History Not really worth the time it would take to read


  5. Elliott Bignell Elliott Bignell says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle middle pdf, history kindle, mediterranean mobile, The Middle pdf, Sea A free, Sea A History of epub, Middle Sea A epub, Middle Sea A History of epub, The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean PDFI found this book an entertaining read which filled in a few gaps in my knowledge within its stated remit A thoroughly educated student of history would probably regard it as review material only but as a lay reader catching up on the history he never learned at school I found it a pleasant and fairly thorough introduction to the political history of the governments of the states on the Mediterranean littoral If you are also a lay reader of history for enjoyment this book may be for you However it promotes and partakes of a typical bias in history writing that has come to grate on my nerves over the years the invisibility of the life of the common man and woman their diet their tools and their homesYou will not find information on the following in this book1 How the inhabitants won salt2 How fish catch has changed how it was caught and how i


  6. TBV TBV says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle middle pdf, history kindle, mediterranean mobile, The Middle pdf, Sea A free, Sea A History of epub, Middle Sea A epub, Middle Sea A History of epub, The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean PDFThis book is reminiscent of one of those tours where today you visit the Eiffel tower tomorrow you rush through the treasures of the Hermitage Museum and the following day you find yourself in the outer Hebrides Having time travelled through several centuries on a whirlwind tour of the history of the Mediterranean I am now suffering from a severe case of information overload Don't get me wrong; this book is excellent but there is


  7. Lucy Pollard-Gott Lucy Pollard-Gott says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle middle pdf, history kindle, mediterranean mobile, The Middle pdf, Sea A free, Sea A History of epub, Middle Sea A epub, Middle Sea A History of epub, The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean PDFI read this one little by little savoring John Julius Norwich's fluent prose and lively commentary on European history as it impinged on those countries in Europe Asia and Africa bordering on the Mediterranean the middle sea I had previously read his long narrative history of the The Normans in Sicily The Normans in the South 1016 1130 and the Kingdom in the Sun 1130 1194 but he is probably best known for his histories of Byzantium and of Venice All of these specialties of his got their due attention in this book but he cast light on other topics such as Napoleon's ill fated foray into Egypt and the breakup of empires a


  8. John John says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle middle pdf, history kindle, mediterranean mobile, The Middle pdf, Sea A free, Sea A History of epub, Middle Sea A epub, Middle Sea A History of epub, The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean PDFAnother Did Not FinishThis one's just too detailed not the same as dense to hold my interest


  9. Ian Robertson Ian Robertson says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle middle pdf, history kindle, mediterranean mobile, The Middle pdf, Sea A free, Sea A History of epub, Middle Sea A epub, Middle Sea A History of epub, The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean PDFJohn Julius Norwich radio and television host and prolific author has written his most expansive work yet His past works have focussed primarily on historical Britain or particular areasperiodscivilizations around the Mediterranean; this work weaves together chronologically the rich history of that Middle Sea focussed on the several great civilizations over the centuries and millennia but supplemented with the comings and goings of many many other small and middle powers leaders and peoplesUnfortunately Norwich has chosen as the book’s subtitle “A History of the Mediterranean” and if this is truly his aim he falls short It is a history of conflict in the Mediterranean with politics and religion playing supporting roles but with culture almost non existent On this slightly smaller but still enormous canvas Norwich delivers a very richly detailed and coloured portrait His writing is clear and straightforward with not infreuent sly asides


  10. Sean Holland Sean Holland says:

    PDF/EPUB ar1web.co ð The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean Kindle middle pdf, history kindle, mediterranean mobile, The Middle pdf, Sea A free, Sea A History of epub, Middle Sea A epub, Middle Sea A History of epub, The Middle Sea A History of the Mediterranean PDF25 starsGood god this was a slog It felt like I was reading this book forever like a realtime reconstruction of Mediterranean history But it is certainly pretty comprehensive My biggest complaint would be that there is no particular perspective or structure on the part of the historian My favorite history books are those which use a macrohistoric point of view to follow recurring themes and concepts to make a broader point Instead this ends up being a rather dull recitation of facts


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