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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.

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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.

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 books. He lives in London

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809015931
Author:
Ascherson, Neal
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
World
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Black Sea Region
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes maps, a bibliography, and an in
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.72 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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