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Abulafia, David

Overview
Works: 146 works in 722 publications in 9 languages and 12,271 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reference works  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, wat, Publishing director, Honoree, 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 )

68 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,289 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 )

71 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,465 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 1,154 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 932 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 645 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 )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 546 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 )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 469 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
The western Mediterranean kingdoms, 1200-1500 : the struggle for dominion by David Abulafia( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering account of the dynastic struggle between the kings of Aragon and the Angevin kings of Naples, which shaped the commercial as well as the political map of the Mediterranean and had a profound effect on the futures of Spain, France, Italy and Sicily. David Abulafia does it full justice, reclaiming from undeserved neglect one of the formative themes in the history of the Middle Ages
A Mediterranean emporium : the Catalan kingdom of Majorca by David Abulafia( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 434 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( )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 320 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 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- List of abbreviations -- List of maps and illustrations -- List of contributors -- Introduction: from Ferrante I to Charles VIII -- Part I: Antecedents of the French invasion of 1494-95 -- The distant origins of the Italian wars: political relations between France and Italy in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries -- The Angevin bid for Naples, 1380-1480 -- The inception of the reign of King Ferrante I of Naples: the events of summer 1458 in the light of documentation from Milan
Commerce and conquest in the Mediterranean, 1100-1500 by David Abulafia( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean, 1100-1400 by David Abulafia( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Cambridge medieval history( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 118 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 C. T Allmand( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The New Cambridge medieval history by Timothy Reuter( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The new Cambridge medieval history by Paul Fouracre( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These duels, ambushes, and firefights, he writes, were more than personal vendettas: They were part of a"Western Civil War of Incorporation," pitting gunmen--usually Republicans and Unionists, who sided with the expanding banks, railroads, and businesses--against cowboys and independent farmers, who were often Democrats sympathizing with the Confederacy. Brown examines the gunfight near the O.K. Corral in this light, showing how it was a climax of tensions between Tombstone's Republican businessmen (represented by Wyatt Earp) and the county's cowboys (led by the Clantons and McLaurys). He also looks at such lesser-known battles as the Mussel Slough war, in which resisting farmers, imbuedwith the no-retreat ethic, fought for their independent lifestyle against encroaching rail barons. This Civil War of Incorporation fed the violence of the West and reinforced the legal doctrine of "no duty to retreat." The frontier days are long past, but Brown shows how the ethic of no retreat continues to shape everything from our entertainment to our foreign policy (including President Bush's "line drawn in the sand") to our politics to cases like that of Bernhard Goetz. Though challenged as never beforeby the values of peace and social activism, it remains a central theme in American thought and character
The new Cambridge medieval history by Michael Jones( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth 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 1300 and 1415
 
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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 BrookeThe western Mediterranean kingdoms, 1200-1500 : the struggle for dominion
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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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