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A Human History of the Mediterranean - Prof. David Abulafia

David Abulafia’s work aims in understanding of Mediterranean history as a whole, both geographically and chronologically, and combines political with economic analysis across this vast area and through the centuries. The results of this project have been the monographs based on detailed archival research on the commercial history of Italian and Catalan trade, complemented with a 360 degree grasp of the Mediterranean economy.

In particular, "The Great Sea", a history of the Mediterranean from 22,000 BC to 2010 AD, depicts the middle sea as a vast crossroads, or interchange of culture and people, a space across which humans have travelled and exchanged goods and ideas across the centuries.


Research and teaching in the field of Jewish Studies take place in a variety of faculties and departments across the University of Cambridge. The Cambridge Forum for Jewish Studies is an initiative whose objective is to join up this activity and communicate the range of expertise and wealth of research in the field that currently exists in the university. The Forum meets once a term to exchange information and ideas. It is hoped that it will encourage wider participation and a variety of perspectives.

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