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The Resource The edge of the world : a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe, Michael Pye

The edge of the world : a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe, Michael Pye

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The edge of the world : a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe
Title
The edge of the world
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a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe
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Michael Pye
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Cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe
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eng
Summary
"Saints and spies, pirates and philosophers, artists and intellectuals : they all criss-crossed the grey North Sea in the so-called "dark ages," the years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of Europe's mastery over the oceans. Now the critically acclaimed Michael Pye reveals the cultural transformation sparked by those men and women: the ideas, technology, science, law, and moral codes that helped create our modern world. This is the magnificent lost history of a thousand years. It was on the shores of the North Sea that our way of thinking changed from medieval to modern. Experimental science was born, women had the right to choose whom they married. There was the beginning of contemporary business transactions, the birth of fashion, and the advent of the printed book. In The Edge of the World, Michael Pye draws on an astounding breadth of original source material to illuminate this fascinating region during a pivotal era in world history."
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In a lost history of a thousand years, an award-winning author, taking readers on an epic adventure rife with saints, spies, pirates, philosophers, artists and intellectuals, tells the extraordinary story of how modernity emerged on the shores of the North Sea
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10409836
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DLC
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1946-
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Pye, Michael
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Europe
  • Europe, Northern
  • Europe, Northern
  • North Sea
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adult
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a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe
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The edge of the world : a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe, Michael Pye
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Maps on endpapers
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
20384568
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
394 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605986999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The edge of the world : a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe, Michael Pye
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20384568
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
394 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605986999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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