Black sea: Coasts and Conquests: From Pericles to Putin download free [PDF and Ebook] by Neal Ascherson

Black sea: Coasts and Conquests: From Pericles to Putin download free [PDF and Ebook] by Neal Ascherson year 2015
  • Book name: Black sea: Coasts and Conquests: From Pericles to Putin
  • Author: Neal Ascherson
  • Release date: 2015/2/4
  • Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781784700911
  • Rating: 7.13 of 10
  • Votes: 820
  • Review by: Miles Paine
  • Review rating: 7.14 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/10
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Black Sea is a homage to an ocean and its shores and a meditation on Eurasian history, from the earliest times to the present. It explores the culture, history and politics of the volatile region which surrounds the Black Sea. Ascherson recalls the world of Herodotus and Aeschylus; Ovid's place of exile on what is now the coast of Romania; the decline and fall of Byzantium; the mysterious Christian Goths; the Tatar Khanates; the growth of Russian power across the grasslands, and the centuries of war between Ottoman and Russian Empires around the Black Sea. He examines the terrors of Stalinism and its fascist enemy, both striving for mastery of these endlessly colourful and complex shores, and investigates the turbulent history of modern Ukraine. This is a story of Greeks, Scythians, Samatians, Huns, Goths, Turks, Russians, Ukrainians and Poles. This is the sea where Europe ended. It is the place where 'barbarism' was born.UPDATED WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H59M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Travel Writing, European History, Guidebooks, Asian History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 13.85 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x19mm
  • Weight: 244g
  • Printed by: VINTAGE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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