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Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo

MLT09
Neil Wilson
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
192
1743215029
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.99

The Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

Malta & Gozo Map

MLT06
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2016
1
3850842487
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This topographic map of the islands (1:30,000) includes a Valletta city plan.
$14.95

Mediterranean Explorer Map

MED89
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2006
1
0954371739
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

Bradt Guide Malta and Gozo

MLT24
Juliet Rix
Bradt Publications
2016
352
1784770256
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to Malta, its history, culture and attractions.
$21.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Malta & Gozo

MLT27
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465429212
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in Malta & Gozo.
$14.00

Empires of the Sea

MED146
Roger Crowley
Random House
2009
336
0812977645
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Great Siege of Malta, The Epic Battle Between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John

MLT29
Bruce Ware Allen
University Press of New England
2017
344
1512601160
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Reading like a good novel, this passionate history recounts the last epic battle of the knights of the Crusades and tells how a small alliance defeated the century’s mightiest military force.
$35.00

The Mediterranean in History

MED79
David Abulafia (Editor)
Getty Trust Publications
2011
320
1606060570
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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 cooperation with the J. Paul Getty Museum, the book features 150 color and 150 black-and-white illustrations.
$29.95

The Middle Sea

MED98
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
2007
720
1400034280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.00

The Siege of Malta, 1565

MLT28
Ernle Bradford (Editor)
Boydell & Brewer
2011
224
1843831406
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Paul, The Mind of the Apostle

MED19
A.N. Wilson
W. W. Norton & Company
1998
273
0393317609
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

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

MLT18
David Ball
Bantam Doubleday
2005
688
0385338066
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

The Disorderly Knights

SCT95
Dorothy Dunnett
Vintage Books
1997
528
0679777458
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Information Officer

MLT22
Mark Mills
Random House
2011
276
1400068185
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Mills sets this taut novel of suspense on Malta during the punishing siege in the summer 1942.
$15.00

Treason's Harbour

MLT16
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
334
0393308634
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

For Kids

On the Shores of the Mediterranean

MED25
Eric Newby
Gardners Books
2011
448
0007367910
PAPER
Travel Narrative
9/14/2011
0
0
0
0
A sparkling observer and famously entertaining, Newby tackles the Mediterranean in this merry classic account of travels to North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cairo and Jerusalem.
$19.75

More Books

The Histories

MED15
Herodotus
Penguin
1994
656
0140449086
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In what may be the first travel book, Herodotus records the heroic struggle between Europe and Asia that culminated in the invasion of Greece by Xerxes.
$13.00

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

MED23
Michael Wood
University of California Press
2001
256
0520231929
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated account of Alexander's ten-year conquest of 4th-century cities from Macedonia to Egypt, Persia, Central Asia and India.
$31.95

The Odyssey

GRE45
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2006
541
0006797193
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The blind bard’s epic in a translation celebrated for its clarity and expressiveness. Take it along for a voyage in Homeric lands and waters.
$17.00

The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Phillip II

MED18
Fernand Braudel
University of California Press
1996
642
0520203089
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Volume I in the classic history of the Mediterranean, this book by the great Braudel is a richly detailed tour of the Mediterranean in the 1500s, a time of discovery and empire building. Not for the faint of heart, avid readers of history will devour this book.
$47.95

Pillars of Hercules

MED20
Paul Theroux
Fawcett
1996
509
0449910857
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Theroux seems to have had an exceptionally good time on his tour of the Mediterranean, circling the celebrated sea on foot, horseback, train and boat from Gibraltar to North Africa.
$18.00

The Ionian Mission

MED26
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1991
368
0393308219
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The eighth volume in the rousing Aubrey and Maturin series takes the commander and his naturalist sidekick into the eponymous Ionian Isles, getting them mixed up not only with the French navy but also in Ottoman af-fairs.
$15.95

Master and Commander

MED27
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1990
412
0393307050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The very first of O'Brian's wildly successful seafaring novels about Captain Aubrey and sidekick Maturin sets the duo against a well-researched Napoleonic Wars backdrop in the Western Mediterranean.
$15.95

South Wind Through the Kitchen, The Best of Elizabeth David

MED30
Elizabeth David
David R. Godine
2011
400
1906502900
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A selection of 200 recipes and travel essays from Elizabeth David's nine influential books, including Book of Mediterranean Food and French Country Cooking.
$29.95

Rough Guide Corsica

MED31
David Abram
Rough Guides
2009
496
1848360517
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide includes an excellent historical and cultural overview of Corsica, with region-by-region descriptions and an insider's sense of local life.
$19.99

Underwater Archaeology, Exploring the World Beneath the Sea

OCE39
Jean-Yves Blot, Alexandra Campbell (Translator)
Thames & Hudson UK
1996
175
0810928590
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An illustrated pocket encyclopedia of discover, this book presents the science and art of underwater archaeology, including a history of exploration, methods, artifacts, key shipwrecks and other underwater sites.
$15.95

Race of Scorpions

MED33
Dorothy Dunnett
Random House
1999
534
0375704795
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An absorbing tale of political intrigue set in the 15th-century Ottoman Empire and throughout the Mediterranean, including Cyprus.
$17.95

Mediterranean by Cruise Ship

MED34
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2016
368
1927747139
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A best-selling, compact guide, featuring excellent local maps, hundreds of color photographs, concise background information and recommended excursions for ports-of-call throughout the Mediterranean.
$21.95

Mediterranean Cruises Map

MED36
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
2
3707912906
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of the Mediterranean, including the Iberian Peninsula, the Black Sea, North Africa and the Levant, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Sardinia

ITL183
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
224
1465459944
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the island of Sardinia, featuring color photography, dozens of excellent maps and a synopsis of the island's attractions.
$20.00

After the Divorce

ITL196
Grazia Deledda, Susan Ashe (Translator)
Northwestern
1995
174
0810112493
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This powerful and tragic tale of murder and infidelity is set, like many of the Nobel Prize winning author's novels, on her native Sardinia. First published in 1902.
$17.00

The Hundred Days

MED38
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
288
0393319792
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Napoleon's escape from Elba as filtered through the marvelous novelistic lens of Patrick O'Brian.
$15.95

Complete Mediterranean Wildlife

MED49
Paul Sterry
Gardners Books
2000
384
0002201615
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An illustrated survey of the plants, animals, birds, insects, marine mammals and other wildlife of the Mediterranean region, useful as a field guide.
$29.99

Insight Guide Malta

MLT05
Geoffrey Aquilina Ross
Insight Guides
2017
256
1786710501
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A survey of the history, culture and attractions of Malta for the traveler.
$19.99

The Jew of Malta

MLT14
David Bevington (Editor), Christopher Marlowe
Oxford University Press
1997
150
0719051800
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Marlowe's play, written around 1590, of Barabas, a rich Maltese Jew whose land is confiscated -- and whose plans for revenge prove his undoing.
$16.50

The Rise of Christianity

MED64
Rodney Stark
HarperCollins
1997
272
0060677015
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The subtitle to this book says it all: "How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries."
$16.99

Foucault's Pendulum

ITL649
Umberto Eco, William Weaver (Translator)
Harvest Books
2007
623
015603297X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A wild, complex conspiracy novel set in Milan. It involves Templars, Rosicrucians, Freemasons, Jesuits, and more. The verbose, scholarly text is a study in how fiction can influence reality, and an excellent choice for readers who feel up to a rewarding challenge.
$15.95

Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, The Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades

EUR192
Piers Paul Read
Griffin Publishing
2009
350
0312555385
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Knights Templar from their formation immediately following the First Crusade to their forced disbandment under the jealous auspices of Pope Clement V and King Philip IV of France.
$18.99

Malta Prehistory and Temples

MED167
David H. Trump
David Brown
2002
319
9990993947
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A clear, well-illustrated account of the temple-building period, from 3500 to 2500 BC, in Malta and Gozo.
$39.95

Sea Fishes of the Mediterranean

MED223
Lawson Wood
Bloomsbury USA
2016
128
147292178X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use guide to the sea life of the Mediterranean, one of the world’s most popular diving and snorkeling spots. Includes specially commissioned photos.
$16.00

Insight Pocket Guide Malta

MLT32
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
144
1786715791
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This convenient, slim volume features color photographs, many maps (including a handy fold-out map of the island), good short descriptions of major points of interest and other practical information.
$9.99

The Templars, The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

MED229
Dan Jones
Viking
2017
448
0525428305
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones, an acknowledged master of historical narrative, tells the epic and surprising story of the Knights Templar and their violent rise and fall. He sets the record straight about the brotherhood's money channels, private wars, sexual misconduct and the
$30.00