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    DescriptionEurope is, in world terms, a relatively minor peninsula attached to the Eurasian land mass, yet it became one of the most innovative regions on the planet, bearing restless adventurers who traversed the globe to trade and often to settle. By the fifteenth century Europe was a driving world force, but the origins of its success have until now remained obscured in prehistory. In this magnificent book, the distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe sees Europe not in terms of states and shifting land boundaries, but as a geographical niche particularly favoured in facing many seas. These and the great transpeninsular rivers ensured a rich diversity of natural resources, and encouraged the interaction of dynamic people across networks of communication and exchange. The development of these early Europeans is rooted in complex interplays, shifting balances, geographic and demographic fluidity. Weaving together titanic concepts whilst remaining sensitive to the specific incidence, this is an interdisciplinary tour de force. A bold book of exceptional scholarship and an erudite and engaging narrative, "Europe Between the Oceans" heralds an entirely new understanding of Old Europe.


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    Title
    Europe Between the Oceans
    Subtitle
    9000 BC-AD 1000
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barry Cunliffe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,624 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300170863
    ISBN 10: 0300170866
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15200300
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A17110000
    LC classification: CB245 .C85 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD, NHTM
    Illustrations note
    120 black-&-white illustrations + 80 colour images
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    26 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Sir Barrington Cunliffe is one of the most important and distinguished archaeologists in Europe. He is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, and is the author of over fifteen books.
    Review quote
    "'When history is written in this way, conventional priorities are overthrown... An admirable distillation of an enormous amount of evidence - full of what is beautiful, interesting and true.' (James Fenton, The Sunday Times (London)) 'To somebody like myself, who enjoys 'big history' (and prehistory), this supplies it with a vengeance... The author is one of our greatest living archaeologists, writing at the height of his powers and with decades of accumulated knowledge brought into play. The result is a cascade of maps, illustrations and (above all) vivid, informed, assured prose.' (Ronald Hutton, History Today) 'Barry Cunliffe's latest book represents the synthesis of half a century studying the archaeology of Europe... He has established a pre-eminent reputation for mastery of a huge corpus of Europe-wide data, and an ability to construct panoramic overviews of past epochs. His latest book is his most ambitious so far.' (Current Archaeology) 'Nothing less than a masterwork, a gloriously sweeping survey of the early history of Europe drawn by a scholar and archaeologist at the very peak of his powers.' (Alistair Moffat, The Scotsman)"