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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 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

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

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

Bradt Guide North Africa

NAF68
Ethel Davis
Bradt Publications
2009
336
1841622877
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical, informative guide brings to life the ancient Roman heritage of modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.
$25.99

Insight Guides Explore Mallorca

SPN596
Victoria Trott
Insight Guides
2014
127
1780056656
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Perfect for the self-guided explorer, this easy-to-use guide to Mallorca recommends 14 tours around the island. Each route features trademark Insight coverage of dining, sites, shopping and entertainment plus full-color photographs and a pull-out map.
$12.99

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

Beyond the Edge of the Sea

MED50
Maurice Obregon
Random House
2002
132
067978344X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses and other explorers of the ancient world are recreated in this personal account of ships, navigation and geographical discovery.
$15.00

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

Full Steam Ahead, A Golden Age of Cruises

TVL589
Boris Danzer-kantof
Trafalgar Square
2014
192
1902686799
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With photographs, archival reprints and firsthand accounts, this coffee table history of cruising focuses on the freedom and romance of cruise vessels in their golden age.
$44.95

It's All Greek to Me

GRE519
Charlotte Higgins
HarperCollins
2010
229
0061804002
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With timelines, a who's who, charts and maps, this handy little primer is a thoroughly entertaining introduction to everything Greek, from poetry and drama to philosophy, history and culture.
$16.99

Olive, A Global History

MED183
Fabrizia Lanza
Reaktion Books
2011
128
1861898681
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Lanza provides an engaging, potted history of the modest fruit. The author explains the olive’s use in cooking and ritual and its appearance in art, from Greek myth to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Also includes a selection of recipes.
$17.00

The Great Sea

MED179
David Abulafia
Oxford University Press
2013
783
019931599X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With an eye for telling detail and anecdote, Abulafia traces the sweep of Mediterranean history from the time of Troy to the mid-19th century, populating his tale with vivid personalities.
$27.95

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

The Histories

MED205
Herodotus
Viking
2014
880
0670024899
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this page-turning new translation, award-winning historian Tom Holland vividly captures the histories of Herodotus as the ancient writer chronicles all the stuff of epic drama.
$40.00

The Mediterranean World

MED225
Monique Connell, Eric Dursteler
Johns Hopkins University Press
2016
352
1421419017
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Making sense of 2,300 years of history, this refreshing and original narrative is organized around four interlocking themes: mobility, state development, commerce and frontiers.
$34.95

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

Sites of Antiquity, From Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome

MED150
Charles Freeman
Blue Guides
2009
248
1905131313
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Enticing aerial shots, detailed site plans, glorious modern photographs and illustrations illuminate 50 key monuments, cities or sites of the Mediterranean world, from Giza, Luxor and Karnak to the Parthenon, Ephesus, Pergamon, Petra and Constantinople.
$50.00

A Year in the World, Journeys of a Passionate Traveler

TVL109
Frances Mayes
Broadway Books
2007
420
0767910052
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A warm account of mostly Mediterranean travels -- Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sicily, Capri, Sardinia, the Turkish Coast, Naples, Burgundy, Scotland -- arranged by season.
$16.00

Homer's Mediterranean, A Travel Companion

MED161
Wolfgang Geisthovel, Anthea Bell (Translator)
Haus Publishing
2010
224
1905791399
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Geisthovel retraces the voyages of the Odyssey and places that may have inspired Homer, traveling through Greece and Turkey, Tunisia, Malta and Italy on a grand circle from Troy to Ithaca.
$19.95

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

St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate

REL92
Karen Armstrong
Houghton Mifflin Company
2015
160
0544617398
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this stirring biography, Karen Armstrong postulates that St. Paul contributed more to the spread of Christianity than any other person in history.
$20.00

The Colossus of Maroussi

GRE05
Henry Miller
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2010
223
0811218570
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell.
$15.95

The Glorious Adventure

MED181
Richard Halliburton, Tahir Shah (Introduction)
St. Martins
2011
232
1848857713
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Halliburton and companions follow in the wake of Odysseus from fallen Troy to Ithaca in this rollicking account of adventures in the Mediterranean, originally published in 1927.
$18.00

The Way of Herodotus, Travels with the Man Who Invented History

MED138
Justin Marozzi
Da Capo Press
2010
400
0306818574
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A Penguin Classics edition of The Histories in hand, Marozzi journeys from Herodotus' home town of Helicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, to Baghdad, Babylon, Egypt and Athens, weaving tales of his hero with erudite and entertaining modern travel.
$16.95

Greek Mythology, A Traveler's Guide

GRE616
David Stuttard
Thames & Hudson
2016
256
0500518327
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This informative, literary traveler's guide introduces Greek mythology geographically through 22 chapters dedicated to specific destinations, from Mount Olympus and Delos to Athens and Mycenae, illustrated with beautiful color drawings.
$24.95

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

Mediterranean Passages, Readings from Dido to Derrida

MED139
Grant Parker, Miriam Cooke, Erdag Goknar
University of North Carolina Press
2008
416
0807858714
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This compendium highlights 3,000 years of cultural exchange around the Mediterranean. With an assortment of maps, architectural drawings, photographs, paintings and historical and literary texts, it brings antiquity into conversation with the present.
$35.00

The Songs of the Kings

GRE185
Barry Unsworth
W. W. Norton & Company
2004
342
0393322831
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Unsworth's sly novel, set in 1260 B.C. as scheming Odysseus prepares to plunder Troy. A familiar story enhanced by Unsworth's mix of classic cadence, contemporary language, ripe humor and pulled-from-the-headlines satire.
$21.95

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

Birds of the Mediterranean, A Photographic Guide

MED82
Paul Sterry
Yale University Press
2003
192
0300103603
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim, concise and clearly organized guide to 440 species of birds from the Mediterranean. Range maps and descriptions are opposite good, clear color photographs, digitally enhanced to aid in identification.
$35.00

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

More Books

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

Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe

MED37
Steve Fallon
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
992
174220418X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The Lonely Planet treatment of Mediterranean Europe, full of travel and background information for the independent traveler.
$29.99

A Mediterranean Feast

MED126
Clifford A. Wright
William Morrow & Company
1999
815
0688153054
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A culinary classic, this erudite, appetizing book takes in the scope of the food, people and history of the Mediterranean, mixing recipes with scholarship and an appreciation of place.
$39.99

Sun-Drenched Gardens, The Mediterranean Style

MED144
Jan Smithen
Harry N. Abrams
2002
176
0810932903
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This well photographed sourcebook documents Mediterranean horticultural style from Italian Renaissance villas to formal French parterres.
$45.00

The Pink Ribbon Diet: A Revolutionary New Weight Loss Plan to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

GNE01
Mary Flynn, Barr, Nancy Verde
Da Capo Press
2010
273
0738213942
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Filled with recipes for delicious, filling meals based on Dr. Mary Flynn's research: that a diet rich in olive oils and fresh vegetables -- the kind peoples of the Mediterranean enjoy -- is a healthy, satisfying solution for women who wish to stave off increased risk of cancer and enjoy improved lifelong health.
$16.95

Introducing the Ancient Greeks, From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

GRE555
Edith Hall
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
336
0393351165
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Classicist Edith Hall visits 10 Greek communities at different moments during the 20 centuries of ancient Greek history, brilliantly assembling a unified vision of the Greek spirit.
$16.95

The Vacationers

SPN546
Emma Straub
Riverhead Books
2014
304
1594631573
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A tale of family, togetherness, overcoming differences and... vacation! When a busy, rapidly-changing family from Manhattan combines for a two-week trip to Mallorca, Spain, with a same-sex couple, everyone leaves with something more than a great suntan.
$26.95

Mastering the West, Rome and Carthage at War

MED209
Dexter Hoyos
Oxford University Press
2015
272
0199860106
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A tour-de-force of the three Punic Wars which, fought over a century, changed the course of Western civilization. Hoyos analyzes the political structures and resources of both Rome and Carthage, questions the contributions of heroes like Hannibal and Scipio Africanus and assesses the wars’ lasting impact.
$29.95

Ikaria, Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die

GRE570
Diane Kochilas
St. Martins
2014
288
1623362954
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part cookbook, part travelogue, this book journeys through the lives of ordinary Ikarians capturing their stories, recipes and secrets to long life.
$35.00

Why Homer Matters

MED210
Adam Nicolson
Henry Holt and Company
2015
320
1250074940
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Washing up on the shores of Sicily, Ithaca and Andalusia (he even makes it as far as Chernobyl), Nicolson explores the lost literary (and actual) settings of Homer’s poems, rescuing them from the hands of bored undergraduates and using them as a travel guide.
$18.00

The Four Corners of Palermo

ITA508
Giuseppe Di Piazza
Other Press
2014
240
1590516656
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In DiPiazza’s slim crime novel, set in 1980s Palermo, you can practically smell the gunpowder. In four great mafia vignettes, we are introduced to the worst of mafia gang warfare.
$15.95

National Geographic Traveler the Mediterranean, Ports of Call and Beyond

MED211
Tim Jepson
National Geographic Globes
2015
320
1426214634
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An abundantly illustrated guide to major cruise ports from Gibraltar to Turkey, including Barcelona, Valencia, Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Genoa, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Bari, Venice, Dubrovnik, Split, Athens and Istanbul, as well as nearby towns and sites. With essays on history and culture and color maps.
$25.95

Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports

MED212
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
1286
1631213814
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable, practical guide to Mediterranean ports of call in the growing series by travel guru Rick Steves.
$26.99

My Mediterranean Kitchen

MED218
Mary Valle
New Holland Publishers
2015
272
1742576117
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A delicious introduction to the flavors of the Mediterranean, including cuisine from the coasts of Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Lebanon. Valle’s sections cover soups, salads, starters, pastas, main courses and sweets.
$19.99

111 Places in Mallorca That You Shouldn't Miss

MED221
Rüdiger Liedtke
ACC Distribution
2014
240
3954512815
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This "111 Places" guide to Mallorca profiles so many strange and original places that it will surprise even loyal residents. Each hidden gem reveals the history and unique flavor of the Spanish island.
$19.90

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
2015
328
1611687659
HARD COVER
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

Insight Flexi Map Mallorca

SPN614
Insight Guides
Ingram Publisher Services
2016
1
1780059124
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An accordion-folded map of Mallorca, laminated for protection from weather and wear. It features a clear map of the island, plus an index, recommended sights and some traveler's information. Scaled at: 1:200,000.
$9.99

Worth Looking For

Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates

MED21
Paul Dallman
University of California Press
1998
210
0520208099
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Richly illustrated, clearly written and engaging, this book is an ecological overview of the landscapes, plants and vegetation types found in Mediterranean climates.
$38.95

The Nature of Mediterranean Europe, An Ecological History

MED81
A.T. Grove, Oliver Rackham
Yale University Press
2003
384
0300100558
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
The authors -- a geographer and botanist -- trace ecological change in the Mediterranean from prehistory to present in 20 beautifully illustrated chapters. With 345 color photographs, along with charts, graphs and black-and-white illustrations.
$50.00

Island Dreams Mediterranean

MED158
Jeremy Horner
Thames & Hudson
2004
208
0500511764
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Corfu, Rhodes and Mykonos, Hvar and Procida (the setting for Il Postino) are all included in this photographic journey through the Mediterranean.
$40.00