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The Mediterranean Cradle of European Culture

The Mediterranean Cradle of European Culture

by Michael Streeter

The alphabet devised by the Phoenicians, the philosophy and drama of the Greeks, the Roman mastery of civil engineering and the astronomical advances of the Egyptians have all played a fundamental part in the development of Western civilisation and are an integral part in the cultural legacy of the Mediterranean.

Michael Streeter’s book is divided into five chapters – the natural world, history and politics, arts and society, adventure and innovation and religion and beliefs. Streeter shows how the glories of the Mediterranean’s past have helped make Europe and the rest of the world what it is today. He features gripping stories of empire, competing cultures and huge personalities, making it a fascinating read. Add to this the beautiful illustrations and photographs and this is a valuable addition to any collection.

Available in hardback at 46.50 euros