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The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean (2006)

av John Julius Norwich

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A one-volume narrative history of the Mediterranean from Ancient Egypt to 1919. Written in the racy, readable prose for which author Norwich is famous, this is colorful, character-driven history. He tackles a vast subject--vast in time, from the oldest surviving pyramid to the First World War; vast in geography, from Gibraltar to Jerusalem; and vast in culture, including as it does the civilizations of the Phoenicians, the Egyptians, Greece, Carthage, Rome and Byzantium, the Borgias and the Medicis, Muhammad and El Cid, Napoleon and Nelson, Moslems, Jews and Christians. This book is not a dry record of facts; it is a rackety read about historical figures--dissolute popes and wily emperors, noble-hearted generals and beautiful princesses. Towns are besieged and sacked, kingdoms won and lost. The narrative covers the glories of Constantinople and Venice, and the stirring history of the islands of Malta, Sicily, Crete and Cyprus.--From publisher description.… (mer)
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By its nature this must be a survey book, quite useful for its maps [there's a good one of Gibraltar] and its family trees. The Bibliography is useful if you want to delve more deeply. Norwich is also up to his usual standard of epigramry and the torturous history of Greece from the Napoleonic period is worth the price of admission. There is, of course a better book for each of the chapters, but it provides a good framework for the other barnacles of knowledge to attach themselves. Definitely a readable book, but not the final word on much. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Nov 9, 2021 |
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So this was a very long read, but it was entirely enjoyable.
This book was a very hefty book, going between wars, marriages, deals, deaths, the list goes on.
I really enjoyed and appreciated, however, how much time and effort Norwich put into the book — it really shows in how detailed everything was — since focusing on the history of a sea basically focuses on the histories of all the countries surrounding that sea.
Norwich deftly takes the reader through these histories, focusing mainly on countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, and only bringing in countries that didn’t border the Middle Sea when it was absolutely necessary and vital to understanding the material. ( )
  historybookreads | Jul 26, 2021 |
Un rápido repaso de la historia del Mediterraneo, un poco un refrito de sus libros anteriores, pero se lee rápido y agil. refresca conceptos y tiene buena bibliografía ( )
  gneoflavio | Oct 4, 2018 |
To my mind the most readable historian ( )
  MargaSE | Mar 16, 2010 |
Succinct, entertaining, enjoyable - history for those who want to find out a bit and then choose where they want to go from there. Fascinating read - doesn't dwell too heavily on a particular period, but still manages to pull together a cohesive narrative and include the salient points.
This is the type of history book that will tweak your interest, not bore you rigid and the informal writing style is a joy - I actually laughed out loud on a couple of occasions!
For anyone who just wants an 'overview' - this is your book. For those who want in-depth it would be better to look elsewhere. ( )
  Welshlily | Oct 3, 2009 |
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A one-volume narrative history of the Mediterranean from Ancient Egypt to 1919. Written in the racy, readable prose for which author Norwich is famous, this is colorful, character-driven history. He tackles a vast subject--vast in time, from the oldest surviving pyramid to the First World War; vast in geography, from Gibraltar to Jerusalem; and vast in culture, including as it does the civilizations of the Phoenicians, the Egyptians, Greece, Carthage, Rome and Byzantium, the Borgias and the Medicis, Muhammad and El Cid, Napoleon and Nelson, Moslems, Jews and Christians. This book is not a dry record of facts; it is a rackety read about historical figures--dissolute popes and wily emperors, noble-hearted generals and beautiful princesses. Towns are besieged and sacked, kingdoms won and lost. The narrative covers the glories of Constantinople and Venice, and the stirring history of the islands of Malta, Sicily, Crete and Cyprus.--From publisher description.

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