Black Sea: Coasts and Conquests: From Pericles to Putin: The Birthplace of Civilisation and Barbarism

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9780099593713: Black Sea: Coasts and Conquests: From Pericles to Putin: The Birthplace of Civilisation and Barbarism

A superb book about the clash of civilizations. BLACK SEA is at once a homage to an ocean and to it shores and an amazingly readable meditation on Eurasian history from the earliest times to the present. It evokes the culture, history and politics of the volatile region along these colourful and complex shores. It is the place where the idea of 'barbarism' was born. It is still one of the world's great faultlines.

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This title is a homage to the ocean and its shores, and a meditation on Eurasian history from the earliest times to the present. It evokes the culture, history and politics of the volatile region along these shores.

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"Every page is freighted with rich and fascinating detail" ( Independent)

"A brilliant biography of place. The complex social, ethnic and extraordinary ecological histories of this region - combined with vivid anecdotes and encounters - provide the background for stimulating reflections" ( Guardian)

"Must certainly be among the year's most memorable non-fiction books" ( Financial Times)

"A scholarly desktop travel through lost worlds" ( The Times)

"A genuinely compelling book: erudite, original, beautifully written" (Anne Applebaum Literary Review)

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