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The edge of the world

£10.00

Product description

Hardback. VGC. Dust jacket slightly worn.

Michael Pye's The Edge of the World is an epic adventure: from the Vikings to the Enlightenment, from barbaric outpost to global centre, it tells the amazing story of northern Europe's transformation by sea. This is a story of saints and spies, of fishermen and pirates, traders and marauders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know.When the Roman Empire retreated, northern Europe was a barbarian outpost at the very edge of everything. A thousand years later, it was the heart of global empires and the home of science, art, enlightenment and money. We owe this transformation to the tides and storms of the North Sea.The water was dangerous, but it was far easier than struggling over land; so it was the sea that brought people together. Boats carried food and raw materials, but also new ideas and information. The seafarers raided, ruined and killed, but they also settled and coupled. With them they brought new tastes and technologies - books, clothes, manners, paintings and machines.Drawing on an astonishing breadth of learning and packed with human stories and revelations, this is the epic drama of how we came to be who we are.

Item details

Author(s):
Pye, Michael
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16x24x3.5 cm
Edition:
1st 2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670922323
ISBN-13:
9780670922321
Number of pages:
394
Publisher:
Viking
Title:
The Edge of the World. How the North Sea mad us who we are.

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Hardback. VGC. Dust jacket slightly worn.

Michael Pye's The Edge of the World is an epic adventure: from the Vikings to the Enlightenment, from barbaric outpost to global centre, it tells the amazing story of northern Europe's transformation by sea. This is a story of saints and spies, of fishermen and pirates, traders and marauders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know.When the Roman Empire retreated, northern Europe was a barbarian outpost at the very edge of everything. A thousand years later, it was the heart of global empires and the home of science, art, enlightenment and money. We owe this transformation to the tides and storms of the North Sea.The water was dangerous, but it was far easier than struggling over land; so it was the sea that brought people together. Boats carried food and raw materials, but also new ideas and information. The seafarers raided, ruined and killed, but they also settled and coupled. With them they brought new tastes and technologies - books, clothes, manners, paintings and machines.Drawing on an astonishing breadth of learning and packed with human stories and revelations, this is the epic drama of how we came to be who we are.

Author(s):
Pye, Michael
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16x24x3.5 cm
Edition:
1st 2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670922323
ISBN-13:
9780670922321
Number of pages:
394
Publisher:
Viking
Title:
The Edge of the World. How the North Sea mad us who we are.

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