Rethinking The Mediterranean

Hardcover | October 26, 2006

EditorHarris, W. V.

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In this collection of essays, an international group of renowned scholars attempt to establish the theoretical basis for studying the ancient and medieval history of the Mediterranean Sea and the lands around it. In so doing they range far afield to other Mediterraneans, real and imaginary, asdistant as Brazil and Japan. Their work is an essential tool for understanding the Mediterranean, pre-modern and modern alike. It speaks to ancient and medieval historians, to archaeologists, anthropologists and all historians with environmental interests, and not least to classicists.

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In this collection of essays, an international group of renowned scholars attempt to establish the theoretical basis for studying the ancient and medieval history of the Mediterranean Sea and the lands around it. In so doing they range far afield to other Mediterraneans, real and imaginary, asdistant as Brazil and Japan. Their work is ...

W. V. Harris is Shepherd Professor of History, Columbia University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:440 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:October 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. W. V. Harris: The Mediterranean and ancient historyThe Big Canvas2. Michael Herzfeld: Practical Mediterraneanism3. David Abulafia: Mediterraneans4. Alain Bresson: Ecology and beyond: the Mediterranean paradigmAngles of Vision5. Marc Van De Mieroop: The eastern Mediterranean in early antiquity6. Angelos Chaniotis: Ritual dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean: case studies in ancient Greece and Asis Minor7. G. W. Bowersock: The east-west orientation of Mediterranean studies and the meaning of North and South in antiquity8. Peregrine Horden: Travel sickness: medicine and mobility in the Mediterranean from antiquity to the Renaissance9. Nicholas Purcell: The ancient Mediterranean: the view from the customs-houseThe Archaeology of Knowledge10. Christopher Drew Armstrong: Travel and experience in the Mediterranean of Louis XV11. Suzanne Said: The mirage of Greek continuity: on the uses and abuses of analogy in some travel narratives from the 17th to the 18th centuries12. Francisco Marshall: Mediterranean reception in the Americas13. Susan E. Alcock: Alphabet soup in the Mediterranean basin: the emergence of the Mediterranean serialLast Words14. Roger S. Bagnall: Egypt and the concept of the Mediterranean15. Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell: Four years of `Corruption': a response to critics

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`Review from previous edition The contributors Harris marshalls are a constellation bright enough to guide any historical navigator ... [an] enormously valuable book. 'Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Times Literary Supplement