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Mediterranean Passages: Readings from Dido to Derrida

Mediterranean Passages: Readings from Dido to Derrida

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The Mediterranean is the meeting point of three continents--Asia, Africa, and Europe--as well as three major monotheistic religions--Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Focusing on global networks and cultural exchanges, Mediterranean Passages collects writings from across 3,000 years to provide a pan-Mediterranean perspective of the cultural, political, and economic relations that crisscross the region, linking people and places from antiquity to the present.

From Homer's hymn to Apollo to the writing of French-Algerian philosopher Jacques Derrida, from the contemporary accounts of North African Berber conqueror Tariq ibn al-Yazid to the journalism of American I. F. Stone, this chronologically organized anthology juxtaposes the voices and experiences of travelers, exiles, and colonizers who have lived in or visited the Mediterranean region since before 1200 B.C.E. Literary and historical texts and a gallery of maps, architecture, photographs, and paintings provide glimpses of travel and migration, trade routes, military conquest, and cultural exchange. Together, these selections highlight the networks of connections, intersections, and interruptions that animate a vital and contested geographical space.

Author: Miriam Cooke
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published: 10/01/2008
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780807858714

About the Author
Cooke, Miriam: - miriam cooke is professor of Arabic literature and culture at Duke University.Parker, Grant: - Grant Parker is assistant professor of classics at Stanford University.Göknar, Erdag: - Erdag Goknar is assistant professor of Turkish studies at Duke University.

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