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The Black Sea: The Birthplace of Civilisation and Barbarism - Ascherson, Neal
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An acclaimed, award-winning book on a fascinating subject, recently revised and updated by the author, with a brand new jacket. The Black Sea is at once homage to an ocean and its shores, and an amazingly readable meditation on Eurasian history from the earliest times to the present, evoking the culture, history and politics of the volatile region surrounding the Black Sea. Ascherson recalls the world of Herodotus and Aeschylus; Ovid s place of exile; the decline and fall of Byzantium; the Christian Goths; the Tatar ...

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The Black Sea: The Birthplace of Civilisation and Barbarism 2007, Vintage Books

ISBN-13: 9780099520467

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