Prof. Cyprian Broodbank of University College London presents themes from his book The Making of the Middle Sea: Towards a Prehistory of the Mediterranean, at the American University of Rome on Thursday 3 April at 18.30.
The Mediterranean has been for millennia one of the cockpits of world history. Yet while several well-known interpretations of its Classical and subsequent history exist, there has been remarkably little holistic exploration of how its societies, culture and economies first came into being, despite the fact that almost all of the fundamental developments originated earlier, during the region’s immensely richly documented (so-called) prehistory.
This lecture, based upon the speaker’s recent book The Making of the Middle Sea, the lecture draws together ideas and information from the European, western Asian and African flanks of the Mediterranean, as well as the islands at its heart, to present a new interpretation of the trajectories and interactions that gradually created this maritime world.
All are welcome to the event.