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Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo

Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo

by Neil Wilson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

A compact, comprehensive guide to Malta, featuring maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature and plenty of practical information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. (MLT09, $17.99)

The Ancient Mediterranean

The Ancient Mediterranean

by Michael Grant

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 374 PAGES

Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots. (MED10, $20.00)

Malta & Gozo Map

Malta & Gozo Map

by Freytag & Berndt

  • MAP

This topographic map of the islands (1:30,000) includes a Valletta city plan. (MLT06, $12.95)

 
Mediterranean Explorer Map

Mediterranean Explorer Map


by Ocean Explorer Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

This handy color map of the Mediterranean from Spain to the Black Sea and the Levant puts ancient sites and historic ports into context. With notable people, a timeline and descriptions of dozens of places. (MED89, $11.95)

Bradt Guide Malta and Gozo

Bradt Guide Malta and Gozo


by Juliet Rix

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

A compact guide to Malta, its history, culture and attractions. (MLT24, $21.99)

Eyewitness Top 10 Malta & Gozo

Eyewitness Top 10 Malta & Gozo


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in Malta & Gozo. (MLT27, $14.00)

Frommer's Malta & Gozo Day by Day

Frommer's Malta & Gozo Day by Day


by Lesley Anne Rose

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 182 PAGES

A compact shirt pocket guide, ideal for a short visit, featuring remarkably good suggestions for everything from food, hotels and neighborhoods to shopping. With a separate foldout map of the city center. (MED147, $12.99)

Empires of the Sea

Empires of the Sea


by Roger Crowley

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Crowley vividly reconstructs the epic clash between the Ottoman Empire and Christendom for the control of the Mediterranean -- and the soul of 16th-century Europe -- in this thrilling account of dramatic battles and brutality, rival faiths and larger-than-life personalities. (MED146, $16.00)

Fortress Malta, An Island Under Siege 1940-43


by James Holland

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 512 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

IA powerful, intimate book in which the British journalist draws on letters, diaries, and interviews to bring to life the air and sea campaigns, heroism and drama of Malta during WWII. (MLT19, $27.95)

Sea of Faith

Sea of Faith


by Stephen O'Shea

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

O'Shea brings a traveler's eye and a poet's touch to this gripping tale of conquest, co-existence and conflict in the medieval Mediterranean. He focuses on seven key battles between Christians and Muslims from Yamuk (AD 636) to the Siege of Malta (1565). (MED95, $17.00)

The Mediterranean in History

The Mediterranean in History


by David Abulafia

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A professor at Cambridge, Abulafia leads a team of eight historians in this engaging overview of the civilizations and societies affected by the great sea at the heart of Europe. Published in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum, the book features 150 color and 150 black-and-white illustrations. (MED79, $29.95)

The Middle Sea

The Middle Sea


by John Julius Norwich

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 720 PAGES

A marvelous writer who has already written on Byzantium, Venice and the Sahara, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean. (MED98, $21.00)

The Siege of Malta, 1565

The Siege of Malta, 1565


by Ernle Bradford

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

An eyewitness account by humble solider Francisco Balbi di Correggio of one of the greatest-ever battles as a few men under the Knights of St. John took on a huge Turkish armada. Translated and edited with commentary by Ernie Bradford. (MLT28, $24.95)

Paul, The Mind of the Apostle

Paul, The Mind of the Apostle


by A.N. Wilson

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 273 PAGES

A richly detailed portrait of the apostle Paul, firmly grounded in the everyday details of life in the Roman Empire. It's a mind-opening, partly historical study of the culture, politics and religion of the early years of Christianity. (MED19, $16.95)

Ironfire, A Novel of the Knights of Malta and the Last Battle of the Crusades

Ironfire, A Novel of the Knights of Malta and the Last Battle of the Crusades


by David Ball

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 688 PAGES

In this rousing historical novel the fates of a young boy, his sister, one of the Knights of Malta and an inquisitor play out against the backdrop of the 16th-century Ottoman assault on Malta, the formidable citadel of the Knights of St. John. (MLT18, $15.00)

The Disorderly Knights

The Disorderly Knights


by Dorothy Dunnett

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

The third volume in the Lymond Chronicles follows Francis Crawford of Lymond to Malta, where he has been sent to help the Knights of Hospitallers defend their island against the invading Turks. (SCT95, $17.00)

The Information Officer

The Information Officer


by Mark Mills

  • MYSTERY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 276 PAGES

Mills sets this taut novel of suspense on Malta during the punishing siege in the summer 1942. (MLT22, $15.00)

Treason's Harbour

Treason's Harbour


by Patrick O'Brian

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 334 PAGES

Stephen Maturin, Jack Aubrey and the crew of the H.M.S. Surprise contend with pirates and Napoleon's spies in this splendid novel set on and around Malta. (MLT16, $15.95)

Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates

Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates


by Paul Dallman

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 210 PAGES

Richly illustrated, clearly written and engaging, this book is an ecological overview of the landscapes, plants and vegetation types found in Mediterranean climates. (MED21, $38.95)

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