Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC to AD 1000 by Sir Barry Cunliffe

Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC to AD 1000 by Sir Barry Cunliffe

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Europe became one of the most innovative regions on the planet, bearing restless adventurers who traversed the globe to trade and often to settle. This book sees Europe not in terms of states and shifting land boundaries, but as a geographical niche particularly favoured in facing many seas.

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Europe is, in world terms, a relatively minor peninsula attached to the Eurasian land mass, yet it became one of the most innovative regions on the planet, bearing restless adventurers who traversed the globe to trade and often to settle. By the fifteenth century Europe was a driving world force, but the origins of its success have until now remained obscured in prehistory.In this magnificent book, the distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe sees Europe not in terms of states and shifting land boundaries, but as a geographical niche particularly favoured in facing many seas. These and the great transpeninsular rivers ensured a rich diversity of natural resources, and encouraged the interaction of dynamic peoples across networks of communication and exchange. The development of these early Europeans is rooted in complex interplays, shifting balances, geographic and demographic fluidity.Weaving together titanic concepts while remaining sensitive to the specific incidence, this is a tour de force. A bold book of exceptional scholarship and an erudite and engaging narrative, "Europe Between the Oceans" heralds an entirely new understanding of Old Europe.

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SKU GOR003662196
Title Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC to AD 1000
Author By (author) Sir Barry Cunliffe
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Yale University Press
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 480
ISBN 10 0300119232
ISBN 13 9780300119237
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Europe is, in world terms, a relatively minor peninsula attached to the Eurasian land mass, yet it became one of the most innovative regions on the planet, bearing restless adventurers who traversed the globe to trade and often to settle. By the fifteenth century Europe was a driving world force, but the origins of its success have until now remained obscured in prehistory.In this magnificent book, the distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe sees Europe not in terms of states and shifting land boundaries, but as a geographical niche particularly favoured in facing many seas. These and the great transpeninsular rivers ensured a rich diversity of natural resources, and encouraged the interaction of dynamic peoples across networks of communication and exchange. The development of these early Europeans is rooted in complex interplays, shifting balances, geographic and demographic fluidity.Weaving together titanic concepts while remaining sensitive to the specific incidence, this is a tour de force. A bold book of exceptional scholarship and an erudite and engaging narrative, "Europe Between the Oceans" heralds an entirely new understanding of Old Europe.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003662196
Title Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC to AD 1000
Author By (author) Sir Barry Cunliffe
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Yale University Press
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 480
ISBN 10 0300119232
ISBN 13 9780300119237
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No