Black Sea: The Birthplace of Civilisation and Barbarism

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Vintage, 1996 - Black Sea - 306 pages
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A superb book about the clash of civilizations. BLACK SEA is at once a homage to an ocean and to it shores and an amazingly readable meditation on Eurasian history from the earliest times to the present. It evokes the culture, history and politics of the volatile region along these colourful and complex shores. It is the place where the idea of 'barbarism' was born. It is still one of the world's great faultlines.

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The Black Sea has been the stage of human history since the times of the Bible. Owing to communism's domination in modern times, little about the area has been known to Western readers for decades ... Read full review

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