The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History
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They began studying Mediterranean history when both were Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford.. Peregrine Horden is Professor of Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London.Nicholas Purcell is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, St John's College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy
Mediterranean microecological connectivity Mediterranean microecological connectivityI like reading history. I enjoy with it. I am not a professional historian. In the last few years I have tried and read books offering a broad scope and general overviews of history such as this one.In this work, the authors intend to study Mediterranean history as a whole, the history of the region. For them, the Mediterranean is only loosely defined, distinguishable from its neighbours to degrees that vary with time, geographical direction and topic.. Prof. Murray McClellan said A prequel of Braudel. Horden and Purcell have produced in The Corrupting Sea a comprehensive overview of the ancient Mediterranean world in the annaliste tradition of Braudel's Mediterranee et le monde mediterraneen a l'epoque de Philippe II. A historian of medicine (Horden) and a classicist (Purcell), the authors develop the thesis that one must examine the microenvironments of the Mediterranean in order to understand the broad trends of the region's culture and history.This work is a must read for everyone who is. Excellent Resource for Mediterranean Studies Scholars Ivan Vassallo An extremely well written book. Rich content in an easily assimilated style. A must for anyone enquiring into the history of the Mediterranean region.
"TheCorrupting Sea is a book that all classicists should read." Classical Review"In their book The Corrupting Sea, Horden and Purcell have engaged in one of the most relentless intellectual reassessments to have been undertaken in recent times of the history of the pre-industrial Mediterranean. One seldom emerges from a book as rich as this, having had so many firmly-held notions shaken out of one's mind and having glimpsed so many enthralling new vistas on a once-familiar past." Professor Peter Brown, Princeton University"To bring together the economic and social history of so many periods and places within the great story of the Mediterranean is a remarkable achievement and Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell should be congratulated upon it." Professor Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge"In recreating the Mediterranean for the new millennium, the authors offer a subs
The Corrupting Sea is a history of the relationship between people and their environments in the Mediterranean region over some 3,000 years. It offers a novel analysis of this relationship in terms of microecologies and the often extensive networks to which they belong.