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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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

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 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

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast

BLK83
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
128
1465457437
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide, geared for visitors on a short stay, features color photographs and maps.
$14.00

A Book of Mediterranean Food

MED71
Elizabeth David
NYRB
2002
272
1590170032
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A classic mix of lore, literary asides, recipes and enthusiasm for the food and culture of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and the Middle East. Published in the gloom of post-WWII Britain, David's tribute brims with affection for the strongly flavored food of the Mediterranean.
$16.95

City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas

MED185
Roger Crowley
Random House
2013
400
0812980220
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Crowley spins tales of three centuries of plunder and plague, imperial conquest and piracy in this riveting new history, chronicling the transformation of a tiny city of lagoon dwellers into the richest place on earth.
$18.00

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

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

ITL718
Beppe Severgnini
Broadway Books
2007
288
0767914406
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. The book opens with a snapshot of Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia.
$15.00

The Balkans, A Short History

BLK28
Mark Mazower
Modern Library
2002
188
081296621X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
$16.00

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 Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

SPN185
Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom (Introduction)
Little Brown and Company
2003
272
0316168718
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492.
$16.00

The Rest Is Noise, Listening to the Twentieth Century

MUS88
Alex Ross
St. Martin's Press
2008
684
0312427719
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With an emphasis on influential classical composers, this dazzling history of modern music travels from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, and from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies, all the way up to the present. Ross, chief music critic at the New Yorker, is especially adept at describing the role of music in Europe during the first half of the century.
$22.00

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

Guide to Chamber Music

MUS29
Melvin Berger
Dover Publications
2001
480
0486418790
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
This collection studies the most frequently performed pieces of chamber music.
$19.95

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

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

BLK02
Robert D. Kaplan
Picador USA
2005
307
0312424930
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait. Named one of the best of 1993 by the New York Times.
$20.00

Sea and Sardinia

ITL349
D.H. Lawrence
Penguin
1999
211
0141180765
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A marvelous account of a trip to Sardinia, evoking both the charms and travails of the then-remote island and the personality of the author. It's a pleasingly exaggerated, accessible portrait of life on the island, circa 1921.
$17.00

The Castle of Otranto, A Gothic Story

ITL631
Horace Walpole
Oxford University Press
2014
192
0199537216
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1764, Walpole's classic Gothic novel takes place in and around the 15th-century castle on the Adriatic.
$10.95