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The sea and civilization : a maritime history of the world / by Lincoln Paine.

Paine, Lincoln P. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781400044092 : HRD
  • ISBN: 140004409X : HRD
  • Description: 784
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Knopf, 2013.

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Current holds

1 current hold with 7 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 910.45/Paine (Text to phone) In transit -
Beverly Main NEW CB 465 .P34 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books CB 465 P34 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 910.45 PAINE 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem State University Stacks CB465.P34 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 910.45 PAI (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Lower Level 910.45 P (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Contents Note: Taking to the water -- The river and seas of ancient Egypt -- Bronze Age seafaring -- Phoenicians, Greeks, and the Mediterranean -- Carthage, Rome, and the Mediterranean -- Chasing the monsoons -- Continent and archipelagoes in the East -- The Christian and Muslim Mediterranean -- Northern Europe through the Viking Age -- The Silk Road of the seas -- China looks seaward -- The medieval Mediterranean and Europe -- The golden age of maritime Asia -- The world encompassed -- The birth of global trade -- State and sea in the age of European expansion -- Northern Europe ascendant -- "Annihilation of space and time" -- Naval power in steam and steel -- The maritime world since the 1950s.
Summary: A retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea.

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