Corrupting Sea A Study of Mediterranean History

ISBN-10: 0631218904

ISBN-13: 9780631218906

Edition: 2000

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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.
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 776
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.310

List of Maps
Acknowledgements
Note on References
Abbreviations
Introduction
'Frogs round a Pond': Ideas of the Mediterranean
A Geographical Expression
What is the Mediterranean?
The Challenge of the Continents
The Mediterranean Disintegrated
Intimations of Unity
A Historian's Mediterranean
The Imaginary Sea
Four Men in a Boat
The End of the Mediterranean
Mediterranean History
Historical Ecology
'Short Distances and Definite Places': Mediterranean Microecologies
Four Definite Places
The Biqa
South Etruria
The Green Mountain, Cyrenaica
Melos
'La trame du monde'
Mountains and Pastures
Theodoric and Dante
Ecology and the Larger Settlement
An Urban Tradition
Definitions
The Urban Variable
Types and Theories
Consumption
Settlement Ecology
Autarky
Dispersed Hinterlands
Connectivity
Lines of Sound and Lines of Sight
Extended Archipelagos
Shipping Lanes
Economies Compared
The Early Medieval Depression
Connectivity Maintained?
Conclusion
Revolution and Catastrophe
Imperatives of Survival: Diversify, Store, Redistribute
The History of Mediterranean Food Systems
The New Ecological Economic History
Understanding the Marginal
The Integrated Mediterranean Forest
The Underestimated Mediterranean Wetland
'These Places Feed Many Pickling-Fish ...'
Mediterranean Animal Husbandry
Cereals and the Dry Margin
The Case of the Tree-Crop
The Mediterranean Garden
The Smaller Mediterranean Island
Technology and Agrarian Change
Working the Soil
The Irrigated Landscape
On the Diversity of Cultivated Plants
Abatement and Intensification
Anatomy of the Mediterranean Countryman
Colonizations and Allotments
The Reception of Innovation
Mediterranean Catastrophes
On the History of Catastrophe
An Unstable World
Alluvial Catastrophe and its Causes
Sediments and History
The History of Vegetation
Environmental History without Catastrophe
Mobility of Goods and People
Inescapable Redistribution
Animal, Vegetable and ...
The Problem of Mediterranean Textiles
Problems with High Commerce
The Ultimate Resource
Organized Mobility
Places of Redistribution
The Geography of Religion
'Territories of Grace'
Religion and the Physical Environment
A Perilous Environment
The Sacralized Economy
The Religion of Mobility
The Religion of Boundary and Belonging
'Museums of Man'? The Uses of Social Anthropology
'Mists of Time': Anthropology and Continuity
Survivals Revisited
Balanced Arcadias
The Presence of the Past
Upstreaming
'I Also Have a Moustache': Anthropology and Mediterranean Unity
Grands faits mediterraneens?
Mediterranean Values?
Honour and Shame
Honour and Shame II
Honour in the City
Pattern and Depth
Distinctiveness
Origins
History
The Case for Mediterraneanism
Bibliographical Essays
Consolidated Bibliography
Index
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