Overview

Mediterranean World

Return to overview »

You are looking at 1-14 of 14 entries

  • Type: Overview Page x
clear all

View:

Aegean Cultures

Aegean Cultures  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Archaeology
OverviewCycladic CultureMinoan CultureHelladic (Mycenaean) CultureMycenaeOverviewCycladic CultureMinoan CultureHelladic (Mycenaean) CultureMycenaeThe Bronze Age civilizations of the Aegean basin, ...
Classical World, 2000 bce to 400 ce

Classical World, 2000 bce to 400 ce  

The Classical World is traditionally understood as the civilizing processes that emerged around Greece and Rome. Close relationships established between the two are intrinsic in their history, as ...
Constructing Concepts of Peace

Constructing Concepts of Peace  

History deals with the dynamics of human events throughout time and space in order to understand the present and to achieve maximum welfare in the future. In this context, peace ...
Dating the Past

Dating the Past  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Archaeology
Central to the process of doing archaeology is the necessity of understanding the chronological sequencing of archaeological entities and past events. Without a firm grasp of this sequencing, ...
Etruscans

Etruscans  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Historically and artistically the most important of the indigenous peoples of pre‐Roman Italy, and acc. to Porcius Cato (1) the masters of nearly all of it—a claim confirmed by archaeology for the ...
fission-track dating

fission-track dating  

A method of estimating the age of glass and other mineral objects by observing the tracks made in them by the fission fragments of the uranium nuclei that they contain. By irradiating the objects ...
Idea of Peace in Northern Europe

Idea of Peace in Northern Europe  

The system of contracts played an important role in early Europe. The Latin word pax (often translated as “peace”) originally meant a pact—a sort of contract—such as the treaties between ...
Knossos

Knossos  

Reference type:
Overview Page
The principal city of Minoan Crete, the remains of which are situated on the north coast of Crete. Excavations by Sir Arthur Evans from 1900 onwards revealed the remains of a luxurious and ...
Malta

Malta  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
History
Malta is now a bridge between the EU and North AfricaMalta comprises a small group of islands in the Mediterranean, of which the largest are Malta, Gozo, and Comino. The land is largely low-lying and ...
Mediterranean

Mediterranean  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
History
The term “Mediterranean” is usually associated with a set of distinctive environmental, cultural, and historical images that create a unified body. Such a practice originated in the grand tour, ...
Mediterranean Trade

Mediterranean Trade  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Archaeology
The early development of seafaring on the Mediterranean Sea facilitated extensive trade relations among peoples separated by great distances. Trade in the Mediterranean became one of the chief ...
Nuragic Culture

Nuragic Culture  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Archaeology
The name given to the Nuragic culture of Sardinia is derived from large towers, usually in the shape of truncated cones, constructed in Cyclopean masonry technique. About 7,000 of these ...
Pax Romana

Pax Romana  

Pax (stem pac-) is the Latin feminine noun from which the English word “peace” is derived. The Latin word comes from the Indo-European root pak-/pag-, which meant “fasten, fix” (as ...
Peace in Ancient World

Peace in Ancient World  

Peace has prevailed in all the cultures of the ancient world, on different scales and with different meanings, and it has responded to the need for maintaining the maximum well-being ...

View: