The Middle Sea John Julius Norwich Folio Society 2010

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The Middle Sea – A History of the Mediterranean by John Julius Norwich

The Middle Sea is the remarkable story of the Mediterranean, a vast subject, both in time from ancient Crete to the Treaty of Versailles and in geography from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Dardanelles. John Julius Norwich knows the Mediterranean as few others, and as he effortlessly navigates its waters, he reveals the astonishing history of the region. Why did Ancient Rome see Carthage as its main rival? What turned medieval Sicily into one of the richest powers in Europe? Why did Provence have more in common with North Africa than Normandy? What made Britain attribute such importance to taking and holding ‘the Rock’? With inimitable authority and in his trademark narrative style, Norwich explains how the ‘middle sea’ itself played a pivotal role in the evolution of the region. He grips us with his descriptions of the rise and fall of the most glittering empires; the passion and brutality of religious conflicts- the Arabs in Spain, Syria and North Africa; the ill-fated Crusaders, the great personalities and dynasties Suleyman the Magnificent and his son Selim II ‘the Sot’ (‘a nickname he richly deserved’), Charlemagne (‘illiterate, immoral, almost half-barbarian’), the Borgias and the Medicis, Mohammed and El Cid, Lord Byron and T. E. Lawrence.

Features;

  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 2010
  • Blue Buckram Hardback, 720 pp
  • Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour and black & white plates in each volume.
  • Size 260 x 185mm, 3kg

Condition: Fine, Superb Unmarked Copy

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