Black Sea

Black Sea

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
An entertaining, compelling history of the legendary Black Sea, meeting point of Europe and Asia, documents the confrontations among Greeks, Turks, Russians, and other peoples that shaped the region's cultures, languages, and national identities.

McMillan Palgrave
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History

In this study of the fateful encounters between Europe and Asia on the shores of a legendary sea, Neal Ascherson explores the disputed meaning of community, nationhood, history, and culture in a region famous for its dramatic conflicts. What makes the Back Sea cultures distinctive, Ascherson agrues, is the way their comonent parts came together over the millennia to shape unique communities, languages, religions, and trade. As he shows with skill and persuasiveness, Black Sea patterns in the Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey, and Greece have linked the peoples of Europe and Asia together for centuries.

Book News
From Jason's theft of the Golden Fleece to the aftermath of Communism's fall, British journalist and scholar of eastern Europe explores how the Black Sea has marked the border between Europe and some other for thousands of years, and has become a distinct personality in the clashes and exchanges of ideas on her shores. Provides a readable background to the current tensions of the region. Includes a chronology and a selected but broad bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
This strikingly original book is about place and history - about the universe of the Black Sea, from Jason and the Golden Fleece to the fall of Communism and the new world disorder. As Neal Ascherson shows in a colorful, learned, and surprising chronicle, the Black Sea has been a decisive "personality" in the history of Europe and Asia; his exploration of the myths and realities surrounding it reveals why it is still so alluring - and important - today.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1995.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780809030439
Branch Call Number: 909.096389 ASC
Characteristics: ix, 306 p.: 24 cm.


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