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The Making of the Middle Sea

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One: A Barbarian History * Two: Provocative Places * Three: The Speciating Sea (1.8 million - 50,000 years ago) * Four: A Cold Coming We Had of It (50,000 years ago - 10,000 bc) * Five: Brave New Worlds (10,000 -5500 bc) * Six: How It Might Have Been (5500 - 3500 bc) * Seven: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (3500 - 2200 bc) * Eight: Pomp and Circumstance (2200 - 1300 bc) * Nine: From Sea to Shining Sea (1300 - 800 bc) * Ten: The End of the Beginning (800 - 500 bc) * Eleven: De Profundis

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The first full, interpretive synthesis for a generation on the rise of the Mediterranean world from its very beginnings up to the threshold of Classical times - winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2014

About the Author

Cyprian Broodbank is Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. His previous book, An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades, won the James R. Wiseman award of the Archaeological Institute of America (for all fields of archaeology), and the Runciman Prize (for all fields of Hellenic Studies).


'An almighty achievement ... wonderfully elegant prose ... fascinating, intelligent and well-written but also provocative and challenging' - Guardian
'A major intellectual feat ... sets new standards in scholarship, coherence and readability' - Colin Renfrew, The Times Literary Supplement
'A fascinating story, beautifully told ... the breadth of [Broodbrank's] scholarship, his lively curiosity and insights, and his analysis of vast amounts of data, add up to a stunningly original tour de force ... It's what scholarship ought to look like' - Classics for All

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