About this book
A one-volume narrative history of the Mediterranean from Ancient Egypt to 1919, written in the racy, readable prose for which Norwich is famous. The Mediterranean has nurtured three dazzling civilisations, three great religions and links three of the worlds six continents.
The Mediterranean has nurtured three of the most dazzling civilisations of antiquity, witnessed the birth or growth of three of our greatest religions and links three of the world's six continents. This book tells the story of the Middle Sea itself - a story that begins with the Phoenicians and the Pharaohs and ends with the Treaty of Versailles.