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Publisher Comments:

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 Annotation:

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 c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-289) and index.

About the Author

Neal Ascherson, a leading British scholar-journalist, writes for The Independent in London and The New York Review of Books. He is the author of Polish August and The Struggle for Poland, among other book. He lives in London

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809030439
Author:
Ascherson, Neal
Author:
Ascherson, Neil
Publisher:
Hill and Wang
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Eastern Europe
Subject:
Black sea
Subject:
Black Sea Region
Subject:
Black Sea Region History.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 1 (MS-1)
Publication Date:
19951130
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes maps, a bibliography, and an in
Pages:
305
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.72 in

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