Malta, Mediterranean Bridge

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - History - 214 pages
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This scholarly yet accessible book explores the social anthropology of Malta within the context of regional cultural exchange between the Maltese and their neighbors. Contributors to Malta's rich cultural development have been the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Sicilians, Greeks, Romans, Berbers, Arabs, Turks, Normans, Spaniards, French, British, and others. Other important contributors have been the Holy See and the Order of St. John, whose members have often been known simply as the Knights of Malta.

Malta is a missing link to understanding many interrelationships among Mediterranean peoples and civilizations that hitherto have remained hidden or problematic. Located at the center of the Mediterranean Basin, Malta has been pivotal in numerous cultural transformations and can serve as a prism for understanding much that is important about lifeways in the Mediterranean: trade, subsistence systems, religion, urbanization, and the transmigration of peoples in war and in peace.

 

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Contents

Genesis in the Mediterranean
1
Islam and Realignments
13
Knights and Revolutionists
35
Urbanization in Miniature
51
National Emergence and the Modern Age
75
Ecology and Social Rhythms
99
Status and Social Standing
125
Home Family and Social Change
149
Dawn in a New Millennium
183
Bibliography
191
Index
201
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STEFAN GOODWIN is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Morgan State University, Maryland.

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