A Companion to Mediterranean History by Peregrine Horden, Sharon Kinoshita

By Peregrine Horden, Sharon Kinoshita

A significant other to Mediterranean History offers a wide-ranging evaluate of this shiny box of old study, drawing jointly students from a variety of disciplines to debate the advance of the area from Neolithic occasions to the present.


  • Provides a priceless creation to present debates on Mediterranean historical past and is helping outline the sphere for a brand new generation
  • Covers advancements within the Mediterranean international from Neolithic instances to the trendy era
  • Enables fruitful discussion between quite a lot of disciplines, together with  historical past, archaeology, paintings, literature, and anthropology

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And Hillaire-Marcel, C. et al. (1999) Forcing of the cold event 8,200 years ago by catastrophic drainage of Laurentide lakes. Nature, 400 (6742): 344–348. F. (2003) Les étapes de la morphogenèse holocène dans le sud de la France, in Archéologie et systèmes socio-environnementaux: études multiscalaires sur la vallée du Rhône dans le programme ARCHAEOMEDES (eds S. Van der Leeuw, F. -L. Fiches), Paris: CNRS, pp. 87–167. L. (1992) Erosion in the Mediterranean lands: A reconsideration of pattern, process and methodology, in Past and Present Soil Erosion (eds M.

Small bands of scattered cultivators, and maybe some bold individuals, hived off from their tiny settlements and, carrying with them seeds and a few tools, convinced ­gatherers to try something new, thereby spreading similar cultivated plants from one end to the other of the Inner Sea. They rendered possible more complex, stratified societies and bigger communities, if not higher standards of living. Indeed, viewed within the enormously long durations of prehistory, the really exciting age of Mediterranean plant introductions came to a close in the Iron Age, 1000 or more years before the rise of Islam or Rome (Zohary, 1998: 127; Flahaut, 1937: 157–158).

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