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Abulafia, David

Overview
Works: 171 works in 734 publications in 12 languages and 12,531 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Reference works  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, wat, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Honoree, Creator, 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 )

77 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,496 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
Medieval frontiers : concepts and practices by David Abulafia( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mediterranean in history by David Abulafia( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 958 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 )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 953 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 )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 797 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 call the Italian language came into being, and in which Tuscan in particular became the vehicle for impressive literary innovation. Presenting a rounded view of Italy at a time when it was the most dynamic region in western Europe, this book looks at Italy in its entirety, rather than concentrating largely on the north, as previous studies have done. It also includes expert coverage of topics such as the family and the Jewish, Greek, and Muslim minority communities, in addition to its coverage of developments in the cities, rural life, trade, the monarchy, papal Italy, and language and culture
The two Italies : economic relations between the Norman kingdom of Sicily and the northern communes by David Abulafia( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 562 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
The western Mediterranean kingdoms, 1200-1500 : the struggle for dominion by David Abulafia( Book )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 484 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
Church and city, 1000-1500 : essays in honour of Christopher Brooke( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 477 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 450 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 locus 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( )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 422 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 328 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'
The boundless sea : a human history of the oceans by David Abulafia( Book )

13 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history. The main protagonists are the three major oceans-the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian-which together comprise the majority of the earth's water and cover over half of its surface. Over time, as passage through them gradually extended and expanded, linking first islands and then continents, maritime networks developed, evolving from local exploration to lines of regional communication and commerce and eventually to major arteries. These waterways carried goods, plants, livestock, and of course people-free and enslaved-across vast expanses, transforming and ultimately linking irrevocably the economies and cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas"--
Commerce and conquest in the Mediterranean, 1100-1500 by David Abulafia( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abulafia, in this collection of previously published essays (in English, Spanish, and Italian), focuses on the ways in which political developments and economic ones influence one another. The essays consider trade between Christians and Muslims in the 12th century, particularly between Spain and North Africa, in the Crusader States, the city of Ancona, Italy, and in the trade of the industrial arts. Subsequent sections consider the Italians' and Iberians' contribution to trade in the 13th through 15th centuries; the Kingdoms of Sicily and Naples, with an essay on the place in these kingdoms of Jews and Muslims; and the political convulsions that followed the War of the Sicilian Vespers
Frederick II : a medieval emperor by David Abulafia( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Duitse keizer (1194-1250)
The New Cambridge medieval history( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 125 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 96 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 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the transitional period between the later Roman world and the early Middle Ages, this title offers a comprehensive survey of history in the 6th and 7th centuries, covering Ireland in the west to the rise of Islam in the Middle East, and from Scandinavia in the north to the Mediterrranean south
The New Cambridge medieval history by Timothy Reuter( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The great sea : a human history of the Mediterranean
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Medieval 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 communesThe western Mediterranean kingdoms, 1200-1500 : the struggle for dominionChurch and city, 1000-1500 : essays in honour of Christopher BrookeA Mediterranean emporium : the Catalan kingdom of Majorca
Alternative Names
Abulafia, D 1949-

Abulafia, David 1949-

Abulafia, David S 1949-

David Abulafia britischer Historiker

David Abulafia Brits mediëvist

David Abulafia brytyjski historyk

David Abulafia historiador británico

David Abulafia historien britannique

David Abulafia storico britannico

Давид Абулафия

דייוויד אבולעפיה

أبو العافية، ديفيد، 1949-

داوود أبو العافية، 1949-

ديفيد أبو العافية

아불라피아, 데이비드 1949-

デイヴィッド・アブラフィア

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