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The Black SeaA History$
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Charles King

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241613

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199241619.001.0001

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An Archaeology of Place

An Archaeology of Place

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(p.1) 1 An Archaeology of Place
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The Black Sea
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DOI:10.1093/0199241619.003.0001

Over the long sweep of history it is difficult to argue that the lands around the Black Sea have been more volatile, a sense of ethnic identity more deeply felt, or questions of land, custom, and religion more divisive than in any other part of Europe or Eurasia. At times the region has been a frontier between different empires and civilizations; at other times, it has been a well-integrated part of broader European—even global—economic and political relationships. The ecology of the sea itself set the stage for long periods of interaction and exchange.

Keywords:   civilization, ecology, empire, ethnic identity, Eurasia, Europe, frontier, identity, nation, region, religion

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