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The Great Sea: A Human History Of The Mediterranean (2011)

by David Abulafia(Favorite Author)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 5
0713999349 (ISBN13: 9780713999341)
Allen Lane
review 1: It is a fundamental work by the author and respectively it is not easy but a rewarding read. I think the author succeeded in showing the interactions between different nations, religions and communities throughout the history. Of course it is sketchy as the scope is huge. My only complaint would be that it is difficult to see people behind the historic events. I think the book would benefit if it would be more details behind the names of some historic personalities. Even if it would require some sacrifices in terms of other information in the book. It would make this volume easier to relate to by a reader.
review 2: Enjoyed every page of it. Easy to read and full of interesting facts about the struggles between Christianity and Islamism in this area and perio
... mored. Now the war still goes on and out to America, presently executed by extremist Islamists who desire nothing less than to stamp out Christianity and Western civilization and impose their religion. Quite a mouthful, isn't it? This perception is either true or it isn't, take your pick. less
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Very interesting overall history of the Mediterranean. Took a while to get through though.
An epic ode to the Mediterranean. A well-written, encyclopedic tome.
No sé, algo le falta. Tal vez le sobra un poco de frialdad.
Excellent, engaging survey of the Mediterranean.
Another continent explored.
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