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  History of the Mediterranean region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of the Mediterranean region is the history of the interaction of the cultures and peoples of the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea —the central superhighway of transport, trade and cultural exchange between diverse peoples.
Its history is important to understanding the origin and development of the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Phoenician, Jewish, Greek, Latin, Arab, Persian and Turkish cultures —and hence is important to understanding the development of Western Civilization as we understand it today.
For several centuries the Mediterranean was a "Roman Lake," surrounded on all sides by the empire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Mediterranean_region   (1550 words)

  
 History of THE MEDITERRANEAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Mediterranean is formed in the process of continental drift, when Africa crashes against Eurasia.
A pattern of rival Phoenician and Greek colonies on the islands and shores of the Mediterranean is well established by the 5th century BC.
The eruption of the Arabs into world history in the 7th century, with their dynamic new religion, changes the Mediterranean scene in a remarkably short time.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab44   (910 words)

  
 Mediterranean Crossroads Conference
Mediterranean Crossroads Conference (MCC): New trends in the study of the Mediterranean and its history at the onset of the 21st century
When Fernard Braudel wrote his pioneering book on the history of the Mediterranean region, the study of large-scale entities (spatial and temporal) constituted a theme of central importance for all scientific disciplines, especially the humanities.
The aim of ths conference is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of the Mediterranean region (past and present) and to encourage the sharing and examination of a wide spectrum of themes and problems.
www.unc.edu /awmc/medcrossroads.html   (855 words)

  
 History in Review - The Mediterranean in History
It is also the history of the peoples that lived along the periphery of the waters edges, and those that plied its waves.
The authors who have contributed to this anthology are all renowned scholars in the field of Mediterranean history, and their narratives are as engaging as they are informative.
The Mediterranean in history will serve the general reader, as well as both high school and college students, with a solid foundation upon which to continue their study of the region and its peoples.
www.largeprintreviews.com /abulafia.html   (533 words)

  
 The Mediterranean in History (Getty Bookstore)
Contained in this history of the "Great Sea" are the stories of the birth of Western Civilization, the clash of warring faiths, and the rivalries of empires.
The book departs from the traditional view of Mediterranean history, which placed emphasis on the overwhelming influences of physical geography on the molding of the region's civilizations.
David Abulafia is professor of Mediterranean studies at the University of Cambridge, England.
www.getty.edu /bookstore/titles/medhist.html   (184 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.07.51
As Abulafia puts it, "in writing the history of the Mediterranean it is essential to write a human history of the Mediterranean Sea expressed through the commercial, cultural and religious interaction that took place across its surface" (26).
By invoking Thucydides, Abulafia attractively suggests that the Mediterranean in history might be written as the history of thalassocracy -- since "sea power" has often provided the crucial link between the human and the physical in the Mediterranean (12).
The central transformation, as Black shows, is that by the 18th century the Mediterranean "was no longer the centre of the world" (251); it came to be understood "in terms of geopolitical axes devised by strategists in distant capitals and its resources were used to support their strategies" (260).
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2004/2004-07-51.html   (2009 words)

  
 Roman Environment - History for Kids!
The Ancient Mediterranean World: From the Stone Age to A.D., by Robin Winks and Susan Mattern-Parkes (2004).
The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History, by Peregrin Horden and Nicholas Purcell (2000).
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, by Fernand Braudel (1949, reprinted 1996).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/romans/environment/index.htm   (487 words)

  
 Indiana State University : Dept. of History : Mediterranean Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The new regional concentration in the field of history focuses on the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean Basin from ancient to modern times, including the societies of Greece and Rome, Islamic North Africa, Muslim and Christian Spain, the Middle East, France, and Italy.
The history of the Mediterranean world is one of unity and diversity, but the theme that has most often prevailed is diversity.
A student majoring in history will take two 300 or 400 level courses in the European Area and two from the Wider World Area that deal with topics directly related to the Mediterranean.
web.indstate.edu /history/mediterranean_studies.html   (441 words)

  
 Historical Dictionary of Mediterranean Nautical Terms
The Mediterranean Sea has been a major focus of development of western civilization since earliest times, surrounded as it is by cultures and linguistic groups linked in a network maintained by the relative ease of sea-borne communication.
The table Galley Terms (22K) is intended to convey at a glance the uniformity among borrowed terms across the Mediterranean.
I realized the pervasive influence of Italian loanwords throughout the Mediterranean and was convinced of the value of a study of the nautical vocabulary of all the major languages.
www.d.umn.edu /~ahartley/Proposal_intro.html   (1934 words)

  
 World War II Offical Army History Volumes European, Mediterranean, Middle-East, African Theaters
It is primarily a history of the decisions of General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The Siegfried Line Campaign is primarily a history of tactical operations in northwestern Europe from early September to mid-December 1944.
This volume is the history of the campaigns in World War II in which U.S. Army forces were first extensively engaged.
www.paperlessarchives.com /world_war_ii_offical_army_hist.html   (7401 words)

  
 History Channel - UNESCO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Of all the great classical ruins of the Mediterranean, Butrint, located on the coast of southern Albania near the border of Greece, is the least known.
Despite this obscurity, Butrint is one of the most authentic and complete repositories of Mediterranean history and is Albania's one and only World Heritage site.
There are other classical sites with equally long histories in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and elsewhere; yet Butrint stands alone as the most complete archaeological site of Mediterranean history since its hinterland remains intact.
www.history.com /classroom/unesco/butrint/main.html   (841 words)

  
 GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN BASIN: AN OUTLINE OF CENOZOIC EVENTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Geologic features in the present-day Mediterranean essentially result from two major processes: the tectonic displacement caused by the subduction of the African plate underneath the Eurasian plate; and the progressive closure of the Mediterranean sea involving a series of submarine-insular sills.
The Central portion of the Mediterranean basin exemplifies the juxtaposition of compressional and extensional tectonic activity in the area.
The history of the Alpine orogeny, constituting the northwestern portion of the Adriatic, really begins in the Mesozoic as well, for the sedimenary strata which constitutes most of its orogenic elements weas laid down in the continental margins of the ancient Tethys ocean.
www.oberlin.edu /Geopage/projects/204projects/kolker/kolker.html   (1064 words)

  
 A Short History of The Mediterranean Garden Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This prompted a letter from Trevor Nottle, the Australian garden consultant and writer, who pointed out that the problems faced by Mediterranean gardeners tended to be shared by others in similar climate zones elsewhere in the world.
This garden, created by Jaqueline Tyrwhitt nearly 30 years earlier and now the property of the Goulandris Natural History Museum, had been very much a pioneering effort; moreover she had kept a record of her experiences with a view to publishing them.
After issuing two 8-page newsletters, it was felt that the time had come to publish a quarterly journal and in the summer of 1995 the first issue of The Mediterranean Garden appeared, despite the society's precarious finances.
www.mediterraneangardensociety.org /history.html   (976 words)

  
 Earlham College - Geology 211 - Mediterranean
To get started on a general background, here is a graphic history of Mediterranean tectonics, from the Miocene to the late Triassic.
The Mediterranean is constantly refilled by the Atlantic; if it were not for this the evaporation rate of the region would eliminate the entire body of water(Ciesielski 2002).
The history of the geologic phenomena itself stretches back across millions of years, comprising in its own way an epic journey to become what we and the epic masters, in our modern age, see as an astonishingly beautiful testament to the Earth's capacity to provide for its inhabitants.
www.earlham.edu /~riethju/med.htm   (777 words)

  
 UCLA Department of History - Welcome to UCLA
The UCLA History Department seeks a distinguished historian whose research focuses chronologically on any period of U.S. history in the 19th or 20th centuries.
The UCLA History Department seeks this year to fill a position in the history of Mediterranean Europe.
In addition to the interest in the Mediterranean amongst European historians in the department, this critical historical region is equally important for colleagues in several other fields.
www.history.ucla.edu /info/faculty_positins.html   (442 words)

  
 BRAUDEL’S MEDITERRANEAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Braudel thus undertook to write a "total history" of the greater Mediterranean, taking in the region’s physical and human geography, its climate, its patterns of trade, its means of transport and communication, its societies and civilizations, its religions and customs.
Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II (in two volumes) is the core text for the course.
The success in the academic community of the Annales school and the triumph of structural history fostered communities of scholars who sought an alternate vision, one that was opposed to the big picture and instead concentrated on history at the micro-level, working with clues that history has left.
www.sewanee.edu /history/dept/html/history390.html   (2286 words)

  
 The Interactive Ancient Mediterranean Project
is an on-line atlas of the ancient Mediterranean world designed to serve the needs and interests of students and teachers in high school, community college and university courses in classics, ancient history, geography, archaeology and related fields.
The activities of the Interactive Ancient Mediterranean Project have been taken over by the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and the content of this website will eventually be incorporated into the AWMC.
IAM is a cooperative effort of the American Philological Association's Classical Atlas Project, the departments of Classics and History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the UNC-CH Classics Department's Apollo Project.
iam.classics.unc.edu   (514 words)

  
 SUNY Art Department > Programs > Art History > Mediterranean Archeology & Art Concentration
Mediterranean Archaeology and Art is a concentration in the Art History program.
Class sizes in the concentration are generally in the range of 20-30 students and cover such topics as the art and archaeology of Cyprus, Greek architecture and Roman sculpture.
Ancient history at the University is also taught as part of the curriculum.
www.albany.edu /finearts/programs/arthistory/mediterranean.shtml   (330 words)

  
 Mediterranean Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mediterranean Sea is almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia.
Portugal, Armenia, Jordan, and the Vatican City State, although they do not border the sea, are usually considered Mediterranean countries in a wider sense due to their Mediterranean climate, fauna and flora, and their cultural affinity with other Mediterranean countries.
The Red Sea is higher than the Eastern Mediterranean, so the canal serves as a tidal strait that pours Red Sea water into the Mediterranean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mediterranean_Sea   (1679 words)

  
 UC Berkeley History Faculty - Carlos F. Noreña
I work on the history of the Roman empire (200 BC—AD 400), especially the political and cultural history of the first two centuries AD.
My other main interest is in the topography and urban history of Rome, on which I am currently co-editing a volume of essays, The Emperor and Rome: Space, Representation, and Ritual.
I teach a lower-division survey on the ancient Mediterranean world, upper-division surveys on the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, undergraduate seminars on topics in ancient Greek and Roman history, and graduate seminars on topics in the political and cultural history of the Roman empire.
history.berkeley.edu /faculty/Norena   (551 words)

  
 MENA: History Resources
ANCIEN-L deals with the history of the Ancient Mediterranean including the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe.
History Computerization Project seeks to promote the use of computers for historical research.
WORLD-L is a forum for the discussion of the teaching, methodology, and theory of a scientific and non-eurocentric world history.
www.cc.utah.edu /~jwr9311/MENA/Academic/History.html   (219 words)

  
 EOL 3: Philip Bohlman WC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the course of the conference and the ensuing discussions, the blurring of boundaries between history and anthropology seemed to give shape to a theoretical terrain shared by the two disciplines, and it is this shared theoretical terrain that I examine in the present article.
Fundamental to my answers to this question is my claim that myth is not a prehistorical stage in the Mediterranean, but rather it is one of the most persistent frameworks for musicians in the Mediterranean to ascribe identity and place.
The Mediterranean's musicians, whether following historical routes of migration across North Africa or charting courses for empire during the Renaissance and Early Modern Era, rely on myth to connect the past to the present.
research.umbc.edu /eol/3/bohlman   (799 words)

  
 General Catalog - Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology
The Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology program is interdisciplinary and is administered by faculty group drawn from different departments.
The program is open to students with the B.A. in a relevant area who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study in ancient history, art, or archaeology.
For further information, inquiries should be addressed to the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology.
sis.berkeley.edu /catalog/gcc_view_req?p_dept_cd=AHMA   (387 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Familial Mediterranean fever
The cause of familial Mediterranean fever is unknown.
The treatment for familial Mediterranean fever is treatment of symptoms.
Amyloidosis (deposits of protein in different organs) is more common in patients with familial Mediterranean fever.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000363.htm   (506 words)

  
 History Faculty
M.A., University of Illinois in Russian and Soviet History; Ph.D., University of Mississippi (2003).
Swedberg´s research interests are Early American history, the American Revolution, US Women´s history, women´s and gender Studies, American social and cultural history.
She teaches freshman level courses in US History and upper level courses in Colonial America, the American Revolution, US Women´s History, Women in Modern Europe, and anything else that strikes her fancy.
www.mesastate.edu /schools/shss/sbs/his/fac.htm   (380 words)

  
 EMU: Mediterranean CHT Academics
Instead of lectures, the emphasis is on dialogue and discussion that actively involves the students.
Students must enroll in twelve semester hours of Eastern Michigan University credit on the Summer European Cultural History Tour (6 on the Western European portion of the summer program and 6 on the Mediterranean Cultural History Tour portion of the summer program).
Students enroll in one three-credit course in history and one three-credit course in art on each part of the program, and must complete all course requirements.
www.emich.edu /abroad/medecht2004/academics.html   (617 words)

  
 Travel Dynamics International: History and Art Along Mediterranean Coasts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There is perhaps nothing more delightful and inspiring in the world of travel than a Mediterranean voyage during the height of spring; and our ship, the five-star deluxe, 114-guest, all-suite Corinthian II, is one of the most luxurious small ships operating in the Mediterranean.
We are especially pleased to invite you on this voyage, however, because our itinerary encompasses some of the most appealing cities and towns of coastal Spain, France and Italy, where magnificent architecture and startling artistic treasures have been hoarded.
In these towns, history made its mark—and then passed by, leaving their inhabitants to carry on their old traditions, customs, and pace of life.
www.traveldynamicsinternational.com /historyandart   (389 words)

  
 A center dedicated to the genetics and family history of mediterranean-jewish populations (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A center dedicated to the genetics and family history of mediterranean-jewish populations
to collect genealogical, medical and family history data pertaining to individuals belonging to families of jewish origin, having settled or descending from settlers of mediterranean countries.
Most of these populations derive from refugees who escaped from Spain and Portugal (Sephardic Jews), although this definition might not apply in all cases: examples are the Jews from Rome or from the island of Djerba, who settled there in pre-sephardic times.
www.geocities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /supersghisc/project.html   (557 words)

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