Seafaring and Civilization

Seafaring and Civilization : Maritime Perspectives on World History

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Philip de Souza presents the history of the sea as a medium for the development and expansion of human society and 'civilization', viewing both the positive and negative impact. The narrative and argument is organized under the following broad heads: Navigation - from 'log boats' to supertankers; Trade - wheat and the Ancient Greeks or slaves to the Americas; Maritime empires; Religion - whether the expansion of Buddhism or Christian missionary initiatives; Food and health; Environmentshow more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 199.58g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861973233
  • 9781861973238

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'The sea has shaped us. This book helps us to recognise and understand the patterns it has drawn' - Dea Birkett, Independentshow more

About Philip de Souza

Philip de Souza is Senior Lecturer in Classics at St Mary's College, Twickenham, and the author of the praised Piracy in the Ancient World (Cambridge).show more

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