Friday, October 10, 2008

History Inescapable

The Mediterranean Sea birthed many influences of modern civilization.   The impact of this area on science, music, medicine, law, art and politics is undeniable.  To study and understand the heartland of Southern Europe is to understand more of who we are as a people in the United States.  Even if one is not descended from Mediterranean ancestors, the ideas and ideals of those who lived and struggled there is part of our shared human history and very enlightening to those of us on this side of the Atlantic!

This gorgeous book, The Mediterranean In History, is edited by David Abulafia.  It is recommended as particularly 'reader-friendly' so would make an excellent holiday present for a history-buff of any age!  Our Amazon store-front price is $20.00.  Save shipping if you're a current Friend of Reston Regional Library!  E-mail us at


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