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Author Paine, Lincoln P.

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

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  910.45 P163s 2013    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First Edition.
Description xxxv, 744 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [661]-706) and index.
Contents 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 maritime history of the world"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Subject Ocean and civilization.
Naval history.
Naval art and science -- History.
Navigation -- History.
Sea-power -- History.
Naval art and science. (OCoLC)fst01034937
Naval history. (OCoLC)fst01035004
Navigation. (OCoLC)fst01035085
Ocean and civilization. (OCoLC)fst01043465
Sea-power. (OCoLC)fst01110196
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781400044092 (hardback)
140004409X (hardback)

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