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Abulafia, David

Overview
Works: 132 works in 678 publications in 11 languages and 11,614 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Church history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, wat, Honoree, Publishing director, Redactor
Classifications: D117, 909.09822
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Most widely held works by David Abulafia
The great sea : a human history of the Mediterranean by David Abulafia( Book )

66 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of human interaction and cultural relations in the Mediterranean Sea region, from prehistoric times to the present day
Frederick II : a medieval emperor by David Abulafia( Book )

68 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this, the first revisionist biography of Frederick II, David Abulafia dispels Frederick’s long-lived, distorted reputation as a monarch tolerant to the Jews and Muslims, defiant of papal rule, and eager to create a new, secular world order. Abulafia is the first to place Frederick in the wider historical context his enormous empire demands, portraying him as less tolerant and far-sighted in his cultural, religious, and political ambitions than generally thought. This powerfully written biography based on the papal registers in the Secret Archive of the Vatican provides a new interpretation of Frederick’s aims in Italy and the Near East, his relations with the papacy, and sheds new light on the last fifteen years of the Emperor’s life, a period until now little understood." -- Book jacket
Medieval frontiers : concepts and practices by David Abulafia( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mediterranean in history by David Abulafia( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contained in this history of the "Great Sea" are the stories of the birth of Western Civilization, the clash of warring faiths, and the rivalries of empires. David Abulafia leads a team of eight distinguished historians in an exploration of the great facts, themes and epochs of this region's history: the physical setting; the rivalry between Carthaginians, Greeks, and Etruscans for control of the sea routes; unification under Rome and the subsequent break up into Western Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam; the Crusades; commerce in medieval times; the Ottoman resurgence; the rivalry of European powers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries; and the globalization of the region in the last century. The book departs from the traditional view of Mediterranean history, which placed emphasis on the overwhelming influences of physical geography on the molding of the region's civilizations. Instead, this new interpretation regards that physical context as a staging ground for decisive action, and at center stage are human catalysts at all levels of society-whether great kings and emperors, the sailors of medieval Amalfi, or the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. The authors do more than simply catalogue the societies that developed in the region, but also describe how these groups interacted with one another across the sea, enjoying commercial and political ties as well as sharing ideas and religious beliefs. This richly illustrated book offers contemporary historical writing at its best and is sure to engage specialists, students, and general readers alike
The discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus by David Abulafia( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emphasizing contact between peoples rather than the discovery of lands, and using archaeological findings as well as eye-witness accounts, David Abulafia explores the social lives of the inhabitants of the Atlantic World, the motivations and tensions of the first transactions and the swift transmutation of wonder to vicious exploitation. Lucid, readable and scrupulous, this is a work of humane engagement with a period in which a tragically violent standard was set for European conquest of the world."--Jacket
Italy in the central Middle Ages : 1000-1300 by David Abulafia( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleventh to the early fourteenth centuries saw a great transformation in the political, cultural and economic life of the Italian peninsula, marked by the rise of the autonomous city-states in the north and centre, the expansion of international trade, and the creation of a wealthy southern kingdom which reached the peak of its power in this period, before fragmenting in two in the late thirteenth century. It was also the period in which the various dialects that we now callthe Italian language came into being, and in which Tuscan in particular became the vehicle for impressive literary in
The two Italies : economic relations between the Norman kingdom of Sicily and the northern communes by David Abulafia( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a study of the economic development of different areas of twelfth-century Italy whose commercial interests were closely inter related: the Norman Kingdom of Sicily, famed for the wealth of its rulers, and the maritime ports of Genoa, Pisa and Venice, which were actively extending their trading interests throughout the Mediterranean."--Back Cover
Church and city, 1000-1500 : essays in honour of Christopher Brooke( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of essays is intended as a tribute to the distinguished medieval historian Christopher Brooke. It addresses new questions in areas of medieval history which Professor Brooke has made his own: urban life and religious life." "The fourteen essays explore the coexistence of religious ideas and ecclesiastical institutions with urban practices and townspeople. They span five hundred years of the history of western Christendom, ranging from Magdeburg to Majorca, and from Cambridge to Cluny. The essays break new ground in a number of areas in medieval history: in economic history, the history of ideas, and the history of religious institutions. The contributors have been attuned throughout to the complex interactions of groups and ideas within urban space. The book also contains a bibliography of Christopher Brooke's writings and an appreciation of his work."--Jacket
A Mediterranean emporium : the Catalan kingdom of Majorca by David Abulafia( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situated astride the trade routes of the western Mediterranean, the Catalan kingdom of Majorca has long deserved attention. It was established under the will of King James I of Aragon, who conquered Majorca in 1229, but was ruled from 1276 to 1343 by a cadet dynasty. In addition to the Balearic Islands the kingdom included the key business centres of Montpellier and Perpignan, and other lands in what is now southern France. It was also home to important Jewish and Muslim communities, and was the focus of immigration from Catalonia, Provence and Italy. This book emphasises the major transformations in the trade of the Balearic Islands from the eve of the Catalan conquest to the Black Death, and the effect of the kingdom's creation and demise on the economy of the region. Links between the island and mainland territories, and as far afield as England and the Canaries, are analysed in depth
The new Cambridge medieval history by David Abulafia( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History brings together studies of the political, religious, social and economic history of the whole of Europe and the Mediterranean world between 1198 and 1300
The French descent into Renaissance Italy, 1494-95 : antecedents and effects by David Abulafia( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards the Tragedia d'Italia: Ferrante and Galeazzo Maria Sforza, friendly enemies and hostile allies -- Between Milan and Naples: Ippolita Maria Sforza, duchess of Calabria -- The politics of protection in late fifteenthcentury Italy: Florence and the failed Sienese exiles' plot of May 1485 -- Personalities and pressures: Italian involvement in the French invasion of 1494 -- Court and household in Ferrara, 1494 -- Part II: The French invasion of 1494-95 -- The Romagna campaign of 1494: a significant military encounter -- Francesco II Gonzaga, marquis of Mantua, 'Liberator of Italy'
Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean, 1100-1400 by David Abulafia( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commerce and conquest in the Mediterranean, 1100-1500 by David Abulafia( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediterranean encounters, economic, religious, political, 1100-1550 by David Abulafia( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Cambridge medieval history by Timothy Reuter( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and Romanian and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History brings together studies of the political, religious, social and economic history of the whole of Europe and of the Mediterranean world between about 1198 and 1300. Comprehensive coverage of the developments in western Europe is balanced by attention to the east of Europe, including the Byzantine world, and the Islamic lands in Spain, north Africa and the Levant. Thematic articles look at the fine arts, the vernacular, communications and other aspects of a period in which the frontiers of Latin Christendom were expanding vigorously outwards; and attention is paid to the frontier societies that emerged in Spain, the Baltic and the Mediterranean islands
The new Cambridge medieval history by Paul Fouracre( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the transitional period between the later Roman world and the early middle ages, c.500 to c.700. This was an era of developing consciousness and profound change in Europe, Byzantium and the Arab world, an era in which the foundations of medieval society were laid and to which many of our modern myths of national and religious identity can be traced. This book offers a comprehensive regional survey of the sixth and seventh centuries, from Ireland in the west to the rise of Islam in the Middle East, and from Scandinavia in the north to the Mediterranean south. It explores the key themes pinning together the history of this period, from kingship, trade and the church, to art, architecture and education. It represents both an invaluable conspectus of current scholarship and an expert introduction to the period
The New Cambridge medieval history by C. T Allmand( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Spain and 1492 : unity and uniformity under Ferdinand and Isabella by David Abulafia( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Cambridge medieval history by Timothy Reuter( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mediterraneum : el esplendor del Mediterráneo medieval, s. XIII-XV( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The great sea : a human history of the Mediterranean
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Frederick II : a medieval emperorMedieval frontiers : concepts and practicesThe Mediterranean in historyThe discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of ColumbusItaly in the central Middle Ages : 1000-1300The two Italies : economic relations between the Norman kingdom of Sicily and the northern communesChurch and city, 1000-1500 : essays in honour of Christopher BrookeA Mediterranean emporium : the Catalan kingdom of Majorca
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Abulafia, D 1949-

Abulafia, David 1949-

Abulafia, David S 1949-

David Abulafia britischer Historiker

David Abulafia Brits mediëvist

David Abulafia brytyjski historyk

David Abulafia storico britannico

Давид Абулафия

דייוויד אבולעפיה

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