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Black Sea

ISBN-10: 0809015935
ISBN-13: 9780809015931
Edition: N/A
Authors: Neal Ascherson
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Description: Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History In this study of the fateful encounters between Europe and Asia on the shores of a legendary sea, Neal Ascherson explores the disputed meaning of community, nationhood, history, and culture in  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History In this study of the fateful encounters between Europe and Asia on the shores of a legendary sea, Neal Ascherson explores the disputed meaning of community, nationhood, history, and culture in a region famous for its dramatic conflicts. What makes the Back Sea cultures distinctive, Ascherson agrues, is the way their comonent parts came together over the millennia to shape unique communities, languages, religions, and trade. As he shows with skill and persuasiveness, Black Sea patterns in the Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey, and Greece have linked the peoples of Europe and Asia together for centuries.

Charles Neal Ascherson (born October 5, 1932) is a Scottish journalist and writerHe was born in Edinburgh and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he read history. He was described by the historian Eric Hobsbawm as ""perhaps the most brilliant student I ever had. I didn't really teach him much, I just let him get on with it.""After graduating with a starred First, he declined offers to pursue an academic career. Instead, he chose a career in journalism, first at the Manchester Guardian and then at The Scotsman (1959-1960), The Observer (1960-1990) and the Independent on Sunday(1990-1998). He contributed scripts for the 1974 documentary series World at War and the 1998 series The Cold War. In recent years, he has also been a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.

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